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CFCC Past News and Events 2013

News and Events 2013

  • September 2013 – CFCC’s Student Fellow Bios page was updated for the Fall 2013 class

    Get to know the 2013-2014 CFCC Student Fellows by visiting the CFCC Student Fellow Bios Page.
  • August/September 2013 – CFCC will operate the Truancy Court Program in seven Baltimore City public schools and three Montgomery County middle schools during the 2013-2014 school year

    Baltimore City’s 2013-2014 TCP Schools will be City Springs Elementary/Middle School, Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy, National Academy Foundation, Fort Worthington Elementary School, Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle School, The Historic Samuel Coleridge Taylor Elementary School, and Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School. In Montgomery County, CFCC will operate the TCP in Roberto Clemente Middle, Argyle Middle, and A. Mario Loiederman Middle and will provide technical assistance for operation of the program at Francis Scott Key Middle.
  • August 21, 2013 – Fall 2013 CFCC Student Fellows Program Begins

    The Fall 2013 CFCC Student Fellows Program I (Law 888) will focus on cutting-edge approaches to family law and family justice system reform, including an examination of unified family courts, teen courts, and other problem-solving courts. Students also will be involved in one of CFCC’s many projects, including its popular Truancy Court Program.
  • July 2013 – 23 Schools Apply for the Truancy Court Program (TCP)

    The TCP has received 23 applications for the 2013-2014 TCP from Baltimore City public schools. Given the strong support for and interest in the TCP, CFCC will continue to seek funding to operate the TCP in more schools in Baltimore. CFCC will announce the 2013-2014 TCP schools shortly.
  • June 24, 2013 - Truancy Court Program Principal’s Workshop

    CFCC held a principals’ workshop for school administrators interested to apply for its Truancy Court Program for the 2013-2014 school year. More than 40 participants from over 22 Baltimore City public schools attended the workshop. Dr. Beshon Trusty-Smith, the Manager of Baltimore City’s Office of Attendance and Truancy, made opening remarks. To learn more about the TCP and the application for the 2013-2014 school year, please visit the Truancy Court Program webpage.
  • June 2013 - CFCC received a $15,000 grant from the Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund to to continue operating the Truancy Court Program (TCP) in Baltimore City for the 2013-2014 school year.

    The Krieger Fund gift helped operate the Samuel C. Taylor Elementary School TCP for the 2012-2013 school year. 22 of the 27 participants (81 percent) there graduated from the TCP, and they averaged a 41 percent reduction overall in unexcused absences during the TCP.
  • May 2013 – CFCC has a new name: Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts

    In honor of a gift of $1 million to the University of Baltimore John and Frances Angelos Law Center by Sayra Meyerhoff, J.D. ’78, M.S. ’04, and Neil Meyerhoff, CFCC now is known as the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts. Ms. Meyerhoff serves on the UB Foundation Board of Directors and the School of Law Advisory Council.
  • May 31, 2013 – CFCC Director Barbara Babb spoke about family justice system reform at the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) 50th Anniversary Conference in Los Angeles, CA

    CFCC Director Barbara Babb made a presentation on family justice system reform at AFCC’s annual conference, “Catching the Wave: Family Courts Engage with Transformative Change,” on Friday, May 31. Her presentation focused on issues confronting the family justice system and reforms based on therapeutic jurisprudence and a holistic approach to law.
  • May/June 2013 – CFCC moved to the new John and Frances Angelos Law Center

    CFCC faculty and staff joined their law school colleagues in the new John and Frances Angelos Law Center. The $114.3 million, 190,000-square-foot building provides a new, innovative learning space for the UB School of Law. The 12-story law center includes 15 classrooms, 29 large- and small-group study spaces, a 32,000-square-foot library and a 300-seat moot court room and event space. The building uses state-of-the-art equipment for heating and cooling, rainwater capture and re-use, and advanced classroom technology. For more information, please visit the School of Law’s webpage dedicated to this new and transformative building.
  • April 4, 2013 – CFCC’s 5th Annual Urban Child Symposium

    This year’s Urban Child Symposium, “A Holistic Approach to the Urban Child’s Trauma: From the Eyes of the Beholder,” addressed the importance of considering exposure to childhood trauma when developing more effective means to address the problems that urban children and their families face. For more information, or to watch the podcasts of the event, please visit our Urban Child Symposium page.
  • February 12, 2013 – Truancy Court Program Stakeholders Meeting

    Funded by the AT&T Aspire program, CFCC held a stakeholders’ meeting to engage community partners. Child advocates, social workers, judges, police officers, attorneys, court administrators, and others recommended ways to collaborate with the TCP. Moving forward, CFCC plans to reach out to these and other partners to develop a comprehensive approach to address the needs of truant children and their families.