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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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 Truancy Court Program (TCP) hosted a series of events geared exclusively to TCP students and their families. Special TCP lunches and dinners brought TCP families, staff, and school representatives together for pizza and family-friendly activities. Click here for photos from this year’s TCP family events.
CFCC focuses on its Fall 2012 Student Fellows with a new webpage dedicated to the biographies of law students enrolled in the CFCC Student Fellows Program.
Continue on to the CFCC Student Fellows Bios page.
Professor Babb shared her expertise on therapeutic standards and measures in problem-solving courts. For more information about the colloquium, please visit the University of Miami webpage.
This two-part program was geared to beginning family law practitioners and provided in-depth information and guidance on a broad spectrum of family law issues, ranging from initial client contact through trial. The program featured judges, masters, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers members, and attorneys from the Family and Juvenile Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.
Truancy Court Program (TCP) Orientations took place during the week of September 24, 2012, at 10 TCP schools in Baltimore City and Montgomery County.
We invite students to register for openings in the Fall 2012 CFCC Student Fellows Program I (Law 888). Students will learn cutting-edge approaches to family law and family justice system reform, including an examination of problem-solving courts. Students also will be actively involved in one of CFCC’s many projects, including its popular Truancy Court Program.
The Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts has awarded CFCC a grant of $105,523 to support the operation of our Truancy Court Program in Baltimore City. The AOC has funded the TCP since 2007 and has consistently appreciated the preventive power of the TCP to keep children out of the juvenile and child welfare systems and to keep parents out of the criminal justice system due to truancy.