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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The Youth’s Survival Guide in a Concrete Jungle: Early Intervention & Education

By Chelsey Seger, CFCC Student Fellow (2016-2017) The Jungle Book is a story of a young boy who must adapt to his environment to survive. For many children in Baltimore City, their home and social environments resemble a jungle of poverty and violence, and they, too, must adapt their behavior to survive. Imagine that you […]

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FOR RESTORATIVE PRACTICES, SO NO CHILD CAN BE LEFT BEHIND

By Christelle-grace Lowe, CFCC Student Fellow (2016-2017) Zero tolerance policy is a disciplinary approach that allows school authorities to expel students from school without a thorough analysis of the reasons for the behavior that led to the expulsion. For example, under some zero tolerance policies, students found with weapons, alcohol, or drugs are automatically suspended […]

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