In an effort to stop the school-to-prison pipeline, Maryland looks into restorative practices as an alternative to harsh disciplinary practices

By Christelle-grace Lowe, CFCC Student Fellow (2016-2017) Education is a necessity that allows a person to develop her personality and identity, as well as her physical and intellectual capabilities.  Education allows the transmission of principles common to new generations and the preservation and perpetuation of a society’s values. Overall, the contribution of education to an individual’s […]

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CFCC Spearheads the Launch of the Nation’s First Post-J.D. Certificate in Family Law

By Michele Hong, CFCC Program Manager The University of Baltimore School of Law and its Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts (CFCC) are excited to announce the launch of the nation’s first Post-J.D. Certificate in Family Law. Classes begin in Fall 2017 at the University of Baltimore School of Law […]

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Drug Court Success Depends on Housing

By Mary Stover, CFCC Student Fellow (2016-2017) On a recent Wednesday I, along with other CFCC Student Fellows, observed an uplifting morning in the Adult Drug Treatment Court at the Baltimore City District Court.  At the conclusion of each of seven brief status hearings, the presiding judge, the Honorable Martin Dorsey, congratulated the compliant participant, […]

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From Therapeutic Jurisprudence to Roper: When Social Science Serves as Authority in Law

By Andrew Siske, CFCC Student Fellow (2016-2017) Early on as a CFCC Student Fellow, I learned about therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ), which can be defined as “the study of the role of law as a therapeutic agent.”[1]  TJ represents a normative understanding of law which aims to identify the beneficial and harmful consequences of law, with […]

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Review of Problem-Solving Courts in Maryland

By Kathleen Seifert, CFCC Student Fellow (2016-2017) This semester, the CFCC Student Fellows learned about the importance of employing therapeutic jurisprudence[1] and preventive law[2] to maximize positive, therapeutic outcomes for people involved in various courts. Problem-solving courts “address matters that are under the court’s jurisdiction through a multidisciplinary and integrated approach that incorporates collaboration among court, government, […]

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