February 15, 2023


Government Relations and Public Affairs
187 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401


Media Advisory:
Mental health awareness added to Schools in the Court program for high school students

WHO:          Administrative Judge Shaem C.P. Spencer, District Court in Anne Arundel County, presiding

                   Students from Arundel, Broadneck, Southern, and Indian Creek high schools

WHAT:        Students will learn about the legal and financial consequences of poor decisions. In addition to hearing from people who have been involved with the legal system due to drunk driving, speeding, texting while driving, and other offenses, students will see actual court cases and have an opportunity to engage court personnel in question-and-answer sessions regarding the Judiciary. New to this program, a mental health awareness component has been added for students to understand the effects it has on the public and the courts.

WHEN:        Thursday, February 16, 2023, at 9 a.m.

WHERE:      Courtroom 1, Anne Arundel County District Court 251 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis

Please contact the Maryland Judiciary, Government Relations and Public Affairs, at [email protected] or 410-260-1488, to attend or for questions. Cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during the program but not during the student-observed docket portion. Paid parking is available in the District Court public parking lot, which is behind the courthouse along Taylor Ave.


Bradley Tanner
Public Information Officer
[email protected]

Terri Charles
Asst. Public Information Officer
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