Court Watch Executive Director Job Announcement

Executive Director Job Announcement

Executive Director Job Announcement COURT WATCH MONTGOMERY (CWM) is seeking a new EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (ED) to provide vision, energy and leadership in our efforts to make systemic improvements/changes in how our courts manage civil and criminal domestic violence cases. OUR VISION AND MISSION: Court Watch Montgomery aims to ensure that all victims of intimate partner violence […]

New video on local domestic violence prevention

local domestic violence prevention

A new 15-minute video on domestic violence prevention has been produced by Montgomery County. Two victims  (a teenager victim of same sex abuse and a middle-aged woman) each describe their abusive relationship and how they escaped. The video also highlights work being done by the Sheriff, Family Justice Center, the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Court Watch […]

Police department releases domestic violence crime data

domestic violence crime

The Montgomery County Police Department has released initial domestic violence crime data for the first four months of  2018.  Court Watch has requested data on all 911 domestic violence calls for 2017 and hopes to report soon on more complete statistics, and compare them to similar data we obtained from the police department in 2014. […]

New dv hotline cards available in Amharic

The Washington D.C. metro area is home to the largest Ethiopian population outside of Ethiopia itself.  Many Ethiopian residents of Montgomery County Maryland speak Amharic. Court Watch has produced business cards with info in Amharic on how to get help if you are the victim of domestic violence. More detailed information is available in a one page […]

Memorial service for domestic violence homicide victims in Maryland

domestic violence homicide victims in Maryland

Between July 2013 and June 2014, 54 Marylanders lost their lives to domestic violence. 70% of the fatalities were due to guns. Last night a large crowd gathered in Annapolis to remember victims. Domestic violence homicides are preventable. New bills in the Maryland legislature would add protections for victims of violence in dating relationships and […]