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This 13th issue focused on logistical and fiscal challenges faced by family courts nationwide. The newsletter included the following articles:
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CFCC received $68,265 from the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office to operate our Truancy Court Program in three Montgomery County public schools and to provide technical assistance to one school for the 2013-2014 academic year.
We at CFCC are particularly pleased with this funding, which is an outgrowth of the federal earmark grant CFCC received a few years ago and with which we launched the TCP in Montgomery County. Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy and several of his Assistant State’s Attorneys have been instrumental in assisting with the operation of the TCP and obtaining continued funding after the expiration of the earmark.
All of us at CFCC are grateful for this wonderful collaboration, which permits some of our CFCC Student Fellows to work closely with Mr. McCarthy’s office.
The grant supports the operation of the TCP in five Baltimore City public schools for the 2013-2014 school year.
joined AT&T Mid-Atlantic President J. Michael Schweder, Circuit Court Judge David Young, Baltimore City Public Schools administrator Karen Webber-Ndour, Dean Ronald Weich, Professor Barbara Babb, and other local and university guests at the University of Baltimore on December 3 to announce a $300,000 AT&T Aspire grant to support CFCC’s Truancy Court Program (TCP). The grant is being used to help develop, implement, and analyze the TCP in four Baltimore City schools that serve eighth and/or ninth graders. As a result of the grant, the program can add enhanced case management and training for school administrators and faculty on how to intervene if a student is truant. CFCC is one of 47 recipients nationwide that were awarded funding under AT&T Aspire this year, one of the largest corporate commitments in the United States focused on helping more students graduate from high school ready for college and careers.
Click here to view a listing of the media outlets that covered this news, including local television and radio stations, the Daily Record, Baltimore Brew, and Baltimore Business Journal. We at CFCC are deeply grateful for the generous grant and for the community and media support we have received.
Truancy Court Program (TCP) Orientations for the spring 2014 session will take place in 10 TCP Schools in Baltimore City and Montgomery County.
This year’s symposium, "Social Media and the Urban Child: The Effects of the Digital Age," features panels on:
The Social Media Landscape and Its Effects on Individuals, Families, and Communities
The Law (how social media has victimized people, privacy, safety issues, cyberbullying)
Pros and Cons – Parents and Children
For more information on the event and to register, please visit our Urban Child Symposium page.
Professor Babb and Ms. Danziger will present a workshop, “Many Shades of Gray: How to Identify Benchmarks for Your Family Court,” at AFCC’s 51st Annual Conference, Navigating the Waters of Shared Parenting: Guidance from the Harbour, in Toronto. For registration information, please visit AFCC’s website.
Professor Babb spoke as a panelist for the “Relations and Rights: Emerging Issues for Maine Families” session on January 30 and as the keynote plenary speaker for the Maine State Bar Association 2014 Annual Meeting on January 31. Her presentation was entitled “Family Justice System Reform.” For more information, please visit the Maine State Bar Association website.
December 2-3 – “The Model Standards and Beyond: Custody Evaluations and Risk Management” with David Martindale, PhD, ABPP
December 4-5 – “Transforming Family Dynamics: Fundamentals of Parenting Coordination” with Debra K. Carter, PhD
To download the chapter, please follow the link to “Therapeutic Jurisprudence” by Barbara A. Babb and David B. Wexler.
Professor Babb’s chapter entitled, “Unified Family Courts: An Interdisciplinary Framework and a Problem-Solving Approach,” appears in a recently released book, Problem Solving Courts: Social Science and Legal Perspectives, edited by Richard L. Wiener and Eve M. Brank and published by Springer. For more information on the book and how to purchase a copy, please visit the Springer Publishers website.
CFCC’s Fifth Annual Urban Child Symposium is the subject of an April 1 Daily Record feature. The article sets the stage for the symposium, entitled “A Holistic Approach to the Urban Child’s Trauma: From the Eyes of the Beholder,” slated for Thursday, April 4. The interdisciplinary symposium will address the importance of considering exposure to childhood trauma when developing more effective means to confront the problems that urban children and their families face.
CFCC’s Truancy Court Program is the subject of an October 22 Daily Record feature. The articles focuses on the TCP’s positive effect on truant students in Baltimore City and Montgomery County, Maryland. Professor Barbara A. Babb, CFCC Director, and TCP volunteer judges, including Judge Catherine O’Malley, Judge James Sarsfield, and Assistant State’s Attorney George Simms, explain the importance of an early intervention, non-punitive, and holistic approach to address the reasons why students are missing school.
The Truancy Court Program developed by the University of Baltimore School of Law Center for Families, Children and the Courts has been recognized by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, as a Bright Idea..
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