Truancy Court Newsletter Launched
University of Baltimore Center for Families, Children & the Courts Truancy Court Program (TCP) e-newsletter debuted on May 26, 2010 via e-mail. It includes news about the TCP's operations, key personnel and partners, mission, and other developments. The e-newsletter also provides information about the TCP's expansion within the state of Maryland. Content of the newsletter can also be found at:
Judge Catherine Curran O'Malley has been a Truancy Court Program (TCP) judge since the early days of the program. She has a devoted following among formerly truant students who have been inspired by her encouragement, admonitions, and attention. Now she has the special gratitude of one little girl and her family whose suffering has touched the First Lady's heart.
Over a year ago, a pit bull mauled a Barclay Elementary/Middle School first-grader. She was left with devastating facial injuries. Judge O'Malley met her at the TCP and sprang into action. Now the surgery will be performed, cost free, thanks to the generosity of Dr. John Mitcherling and the intervention of a dedicated TCP judge who just happens to be Maryland's First Lady and knew how to make it happen.