Kudos to our colleague Camille Cooper (RAINN) and protective Mom Annie Kenny for their testimony this week on this important judicial education bill, Maryland Senate Bill 675, that included CJE child homicide data. The State Bar Association and the Maryland judges are opposing the bill that mandates a substantial increase in judicial education on child abuse and domestic violence.
We see this time and again, for the past 15 years, that when child-safety-oriented reforms are proposed by legislators to protect children, the legal establishment closes ranks to oppose anything that suggests that they are not doing an adequate job protecting children. Let’s hope that our friends in MD can overcome this typical opposition and get something positive through the Legislature. Maryland’s children are counting on some sort of reform. Read more here.