Court Watch Montgomery advocates for ongoing systemic change for domestic violence survivors through our court monitoring program.

Our program has three parts. First, our volunteers monitor court hearings to collect data on domestic violence cases. Second, our staff and volunteers enter the data into our robust database. Finally, our staff analyzes the data in order to write reports and publish our findings.We have approximately 70 volunteers who attend criminal and civil domestic violence hearings. Our volunteers fill out a detailed form that covers the specifics of each case, including case dispositions, important dialogue, and ordered reliefs. We compile these details into our database which allows us to publish reports on our findings and make recommendations to the county and state.

View our newest reports by clicking the links in the box below!

Guns, Judges, and Domestic Violence Victims
Snapshot of Domestic Violence Protective Orders in Montgomery County during COVID-19
Snapshot of Domestic Violence Protective Orders in Maryland during COVID-19
What does strangulation in Montgomery County look like?
Over 32,000 domestic violence 911 calls, but there’s still a lot we don’t know