ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) — After our story last week, Montgomery County is now moving quickly to ensure the safety of the children of domestic violence.
Four children from the county have died in the last six years while on unsupervised visits with violent fathers.
But top county officials now all seem to agree they need to respond fast to an extraordinary study by a volunteer group called Court Watch Montgomery.
Court Watch volunteers observed hundreds of hearings and found that judges ordered unsupervised visits between father and child in 70 percent of the cases, even after finding clear and convincing evidence he’d committed violence on the child’s mother. [Read Full Article]