Press 2018-07-09T13:38:12+00:00

Press

Court Watch Montgomery is getting our message out using many media news outlets. Here’s what reporters and editorial boards have been saying since 2011 about the progress we are making on behalf of victims.

2018

May 25, 2018. The Safe Passage Center: Helping Families Stay Together. The Sentinel story.

March 7, 2018. On Her Watch: Laurie Duker works to improve how local judges and courts deal with domestic violence cases.
Bethesda Magazine column.

2017

Nov. 17, 2017- Lengthy terms, discipline process cloak judges from scrutiny. Baltimore Sun story.

Nov. 2, 2017  Samantha Bee takes on domestic violence & guns on Full Frontal – and uses Court Watch’s “Abusers with Guns” to do it. We’re 3 min, 50 secs in.  “Close the Boyfriend Loophole”.

Sept. 18, 2017 – County prepares to open supervised visitation and children exchange center. Bethesda Beat story.

April 6, 2017 – Advocates for victims of domestic violence urge Council to add funds for child exchange and visitation center. Bethesda Beat story.

April 5, 2017 – Domestic violence and guns don’t mix. Carroll County Times, letter.

March 5, 2017 – Montgomery County must mend the hole in its domestic violence safety net. Washington Post editorial.

2016

August 1, 2016 – Where Montgomery County Courts are getting it right on domestic violence cases. Washington Post editorial.

June 29, 2016 – Local advocates for domestic violence victims report improvement in courtrooms. WTOP news story.

Listen to WTOP news story

June 19, 2016 – Maryland is one of the states where a watch-list gun ban failed. Washington Post story.

February 2, 2016 – Local lawmakers push for bill to ensure convicted domestic abusers surrender guns. Bethesda Magazine story.

2015

Dec. 3, 2015 – Montgomery County needs a Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team.

Listen to WTOP news story

Dec. 3, 2015 – Judge Debelius speaks out on abusers with guns.

Listen to WTOP news story

Nov. 7, 2015 – A first step toward getting guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.
Washington Post editorial.

Nov. 4, 2015 – WJLA TV.  Judges should do more to confiscate guns from convicted offenders.
See video.

Nov. 4, 2015 – Capital News Service, Nov. 4, 2015. Court Watch: Nonprofit group calls to keep guns away from domestic violence offenders. See video.

Oct. 9, 2015 – Court Watch Montgomery, the watchdog everyone needs. The Sentinel.

May 19, 2015 – An extra safety measure for domestic violence victims. Washington Post editorial.

2011-2014

June 4, 2014 – Montgomery judges can do more to protect children from abusive parents. Washington Post editorial.

May 29, 2014 – Courts failing children of domestic violence? WUSA TV. See video.

Nov. 13, 2013 – Montgomery county judges polite to threatened women. Washington Post.

June 4, 2012 – Montgomery courts improving safety in domestic violence cases, watchdog says. Washington Post.

Oct. 2, 2011 – Watchdog group critiques Montgomery County judges who issue restraining orders. Washington Post.