Ep. 048 - Heartly House's Inga James

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News that a convicted sex offender in Michigan was granted joint legal custody of the child born to the woman he raped hits closer to home than local residents might realize.

Maryland is among the six states, including Michigan, where a rapist can be granted parental rights. Inga James, executive director of Heartly House, is among advocates who want to see that changed.

James sat down with Frederick Uncut host Colin McGuire and social services reporter Nancy Lavin to discuss the policies, people and services that shape her work with Frederick County's only comprehensive service hub for domestic assault, sexual assault and child abuse victims.