Maryland Judiciary Annual Report 2021

Circuit Court for Montgomery County

Circuit Court for Frederick County

Sixth Circuit - Frederick and Montgomery

• Frederick County Adult Drug Court held a bike giveaway for individuals in need of transportation. The bikes were provided and given away by the parole and probation office. One recipient has been crossing a main highway on foot to get to work each day. This bicycle will allow him to get to work more quickly and much more safely. The second recipient lives on the outskirts of the city and her treatment provider is located on the opposite side of town. After relying on rides, this will provide some independence. “The drug court team was so excited to learn of the bike donation, and truly appreciates the very welcome contribution to our participants,” said County Administrative Judge Julie Solt, Circuit Court for Frederick County . “Transportation is frequently an issue, and the bikes help answer that need. The generosity of the community and our justice partners is most welcome and appreciated. We are thrilled and thankful.” • For a second year, circuit courts in Maryland celebrated a virtual National Adoption Day. Judge Joan E. Ryon, Family Judge in Charge, Judge Anne K. Albright, and Judge James A. Bonifant, Administrative Judge, presided over the adoptions of eight children. Judge Michael J. McAuliffe also participated remotely by pre-recorded video. Foster-care frontline workers were recognized with a “Heroes to heroes” shoutout. The judges of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County presided over the adoptions of eight children on Friday, November 19, 2021. The celebration was held remotely, and is a collaboration between court, Child Welfare Services,

Legal Aide Bureau, and community partners including CASE and Adoptions Together. The eight adoptees are among the 23 foster children adopted in the county in 2021. More (left to right) Paul Wolford, supervisor of the Problem-Solving Court Program, Circuit Court for Frederick County, David Nolte, drug court client, Lori Schulhoff, drug court parole and probation agent, and Rachel Brumback, field supervisor 1.

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