Truancy Court Program 2022-2023 Overview

By Rohina Zavala, TCP Coordinator During the Spring 2023 session, CFCC’s Truancy Court Program (TCP) worked with 74 students and their families from the following Baltimore City Public Schools: Park Heights Academy (Elementary), Maree G. Farring Elementary/Middle School, Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle School,Carver Vocational-Technical High School (Carver), and Digital Harbor High School (Digital Harbor).   At…

The Adoption and Safe Families Act: A Generation of Harm

By Erin Carrington Smith, 2023 J.D. Candidate, University of Baltimore School of Law November 19, 2022, marked 25 years since the passage of the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, Pub. L. No. 105-89, 111 Stat. 2115 (“ASFA”). The law was designed, in part, to address the problem of children languishing in foster care…

The Indian Child Welfare Act: Preserving Family and Tribal Integrity

By: Neoshia R. Roemer From boarding schools to adoptions, family regulation has been at the heart of the legal relationship between the United States government and federally recognized Indian tribes. Removing Indian children from their homes and tribal communities was tied to an assimilation project with the end goal of terminating Indian tribes altogether. In…

My Experience Interning With the Truancy Court Program

By Teniola Oludare, Criminal Justice Intern To graduate from the University of Baltimore, we are required to complete 80 internship hours. I knew that if I was going to dedicate 80 hours to an internship, it had to be an area within my major (criminal justice) that I was interested in and one where I…

Truancy Court Program: Spring 2022 Session in Review

By Rohina Zavala, CFCC Truancy Court Program Coordinator During the Spring 2022 session, CFCC’s Truancy Court Program (TCP) worked with 85 students and their families at five Baltimore City Public Schools: Furley Elementary School, Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School, Mt. Royal Elementary/Middle School, the Academy for College and Career Exploration (ACCE) (middle/high school), and the Baltimore…