Defendants Who Fail to Come to Court Burden Maryland Judicial System

Maryland court employees and sheriff deputies have increased duties when individuals fail to appear during scheduled court cases.

Rise In Suicidal Behavior At Waxter Girls’ Detention Center

The Juvenile Justice Monitoring Unit’s 2013 annual report indicated a 56 percent spike in suicide ideation and attempts from youth serving time at Waxter.

Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh in on Maryland Health Insurance Exchange

Maryland’s gubernatorial candidates may not agree on much — with the singular exception of the state’s health insurance exchange. Many running for the state’s highest office called the rollout a “failure,” and most opponents pointed fingers at Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who was tasked with implementing the reform.

Baltimore Group Home Helps Troubled Teen Boys Prepare For Brighter Futures

One Love Group Home provides structure and and access to resources to help teen boys plan for life after juvenile detention.

Senate Passes Compromise Bill on Dog Owner Liability

Senate passes bill that would hold dog owners responsible for bites, but also allow owners to challenge that liability in court.

Commitment to Justice: Retired Maryland Judge Continues to Try Cases

Four years after retirement, Maryland District Court Judge Robert C. Wilcox, continues to hear cases twice per week.

Lawmakers Debate Bills That Would Protect Victims of Dog Bites

Witnesses and several lawmakers gave emotional statements during a debate whether the owners of pit bulls should be treated differently under Maryland law.

Maryland Courts Seek to Expand Use of Video Conferencing

Maryland courts propose expanding the use of video conferencing, but some lawmakers are concerned the technology is too impersonal for use in juvenile proceedings.

First African-American to Play Football at UMD Honored by Maryland General Assembly

Darryl Hill, the first African-American to play in the Atlantic Coast Conference, was honored for his past experiences and future plans for young athletes.

GOP Sen. Brinkley Challenges O’Malley’s State of the State Address

Sen. Brinkley voices criticism of O’Malley/Brown administration following the State of the State address.