Court Watch Montgomery
Court Watch Montgomery is a small non-profit based in Silver Spring MD that reduces domestic violence by increasing the number of victims who receive protective orders; improving the orders they do obtain to better meet their needs; and identifying gaps in our domestic violence safety net. We provide courts and policymakers with findings and recommendations, then work toward implementation of needed reforms. We’ve succeeded in making some major improvements in safety at the court house, improved the use of best practices by judges, and succeeded in obtaining county funding for the first safe visitation center for families experiencing domestic violence.
Our 70 volunteers collect data in over 500 protective order and 500 criminal domestic violence cases each year.
Domestic Violence Court Monitor (Volunteer Opportunity)