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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.
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This 11th issue focuses on a plenary session, “Promising Practices in Family Law,” from the October 2012 ABA Section of Family Law Continuing Legal Education Program and includes the following articles:
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CFCC's Benchbook on Substance Abuse and Addiction for Family Courts provides information of interest and relevance to family court judges, judicial officers, attorneys, and court staff who are called to deal, directly and indirectly, with substance abuse issues on a daily basis. Please see our information sheet for details and ordering information.
The Families Matter initiative is a major, multi-year undertaking designed to develop legal practice methods and approaches to reduce the destructive consequences of the family legal process. Co-sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Family Law and CFCC, the initiative is designed to respond to the need for deep and meaningful reform of the family law process.
The announcement garnered significant media attention, which you can view here. CFCC is extremely grateful to AT&T for this generous support, and we thank everyone who attended the event.
December 3-4 - Mindy Mitnick, EdM, MA, presented “Intractable Issues in Child Custody Disputes.” December 5-6 - Christine A. Coates, MEd, JD, presented “Parenting Coordination: Working with High Conflict Families.” Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make these trainings very successful.
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..
The University of Baltimore issued a press release detailing the fourth annual Urban Child Symposium, including a schedule of events, participant list, and information on registration and accommodations.
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