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Our Reports 2018-05-15T12:02:14+00:00

Court Watch Montgomery has issued eleven reports and testified in numerous venues. Our reports analyze data we collect in approximately 1,000 protective order and criminal domestic violence hearings each year. We also collect information on domestic violence homicides state-wide.

Recommendations in our reports are based on suggestions set forth by judges themselves in the Maryland Judges Domestic Violence Manual and Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges reports. We study “best practices” being used across the country. We also listen carefully to what victims have to say about their court experiences and the obstacles they encounter that keep them from returning to court to get the full legal protection they need.

Court Watch Montgomery Report

Critical Scaffolding
June 30, 2017

Court Watch Montgomery

Court Watch Montgomery Testimony
May 8, 2017

Maryland child deaths related to intimate partner violence, 2004-2016
October, 2016

Small Actions, Big Impacts: Innovative approaches by Montgomery County District Courts personnel in domestic violence cases June 27, 2016

Too many deaths: domestic violence homicides in Montgomery County Maryland, 2000-2015
February 2016

Abusers with Guns: The critical role of Maryland courts in reducing lethal risks to domestic violence victims
November 2015

Montgomery County District Courts Are Failing to Implement State-Recommended Policies That Would Protect Domestic Violence Victims
May, 2015

New data show wide variation in intimate partner violence results at MD courts
November, 2014

Circuit Court Protective Order Practices: In the Best Interest of the Child?
May, 2014

Protection for victims of domestic violence in Montgomery County’s Circuit Court
November, 2013

Just “A Piece of Paper?” Domestic Violence Peace and Protective Orders in Montgomery County District Court
June, 2012

Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence in Montgomery County: Challenges and Opportunities with Protective and Peace Orders
October, 2011

Help us continue to hold the courts accountable through our reporting and help more domestic abuse survivors be safe.