Archive for 'Justice'

Delegate to Propose Bill to Expedite and Clarify Child Custody Cases

Delegate to Propose Bill to Expedite and Clarify Child Custody Cases

Maryland Delegate Kathleen Dumais' bill calls on judges to explain their decisions in child custody cases

House Judiciary Committee Visits District Court Ahead of Session’s Work on Pretrial System

House Judiciary Committee Visits District Court Ahead of Session’s Work on Pretrial System

Delegates will review program that provides attorneys for defendants' initial appearances

Protesters Pack House Judiciary Committee to Rally Against Police Brutality

Protesters Pack House Judiciary Committee to Rally Against Police Brutality

Activists call for justice for victims of police violence, stronger civilian review process

Program Provides Foster Homes for Human Trafficking Victims

Program Provides Foster Homes for Human Trafficking Victims

The host family program of Maryland’s Safe House of Hope, a non-profit organization, provides options for people exploited through prostitution or human trafficking.

New Hospital Protocol Aims to Help Identify Victims of Human Trafficking

New Hospital Protocol Aims to Help Identify Victims of Human Trafficking

A new program being piloted in Maryland starting in January aims to help hospitals recognize the red flags of human trafficking.

Maryland Reforms Juvenile Probation System with ‘Graduated Responses’ Decision-Making  Tool

Maryland Reforms Juvenile Probation System with ‘Graduated Responses’ Decision-Making Tool

Maryland's Department of Juvenile Services is developing an objective decision-making tool called a 'system of graduated responses' and plans to run a full pilot program in January.

Pregnancy Discrimination Case Heads to Supreme Court

Pregnancy Discrimination Case Heads to Supreme Court

One mother's case of alleged pregnancy discrimination in the workplace lands before the Supreme Court where supporters rallied outside while arguments were being presented to the justices.

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler Issues University Sexual Misconduct Report

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler Issues University Sexual Misconduct Report

Maryland's top lawyer presents a plan of action saying it's time to step up awareness about the problem of sexual assault on college campuses around the state of Maryland.

DC Ferguson: Protesters Respond to Decision in Ferguson

DC Ferguson: Protesters Respond to Decision in Ferguson

Following the decision by a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, protests popped up around the country including Washington, D.C.

Juvenile Offenders Speak About Self-Respect, Change in Oratorical Contest

Juvenile Offenders Speak About Self-Respect, Change in Oratorical Contest

The state Department of Juvenile Services, partnered with the Maryland Department of Education, hosted its 20th annual oratory competition Wednesday. Thirteen youths came from across Maryland to deliver 3-5 minute speeches inspired by the poem "Myself" by American poet Edgar Albert Guest.