When Laurie Duker first began her work with the Montgomery County District Court, she was just a volunteer. But after becoming a victim advocate for the social services system, Duker couldn’t believe the issues she continuously witnessed.
“I worked with about 1,000 women,” Duker said, “and the same problems kept coming.”
System inadequacies inspired Duker to become more involved. Now, she is the executive director of Court Watch Montgomery, a nonprofit organization that works to analyze and help improve the experiences of domestic-violence victims within the Montgomery County court system. She spoketo a small crowd in South Campus Commons 1 on Monday night about her work. [Read Full Article]