Training and Event Calendar

This event calendar is provided as a service to our members and the public. An event may be cancelled at any time. Please confirm the event with the sponsor prior to making travel plans. To submit an event, please contact us.

October – December 2013

Oct
1
Tue
Lake Charles DVAM Kickoff @ Lake Charles courthouse
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Oct. 1st at noon Oasis will have a display on the steps of the courthouse
downtown and a small ceremony.

For more information, contact Oasis at (337)436-4552.

Oct
9
Wed
Presenting the Domestic Violence Case: Best Practices in Prosecution Charging Decisions @ Webinar
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

NOTE: Registration is limited to OVW grantees.

From a careful evaluation of the history, context, and severity of violence to forfeiture for wrongdoing determinations to guidelines for victim engagement, the Domestic Violence Best Practice Assessment Guides detail best practices in prosecution charging decisions in cases involving battering. Join us for this webinar training to learn more about current best practices and how to assess and improve your community’s prosecution responses to battering.

For more information: http://www.praxisinternational.org/praxis_training.aspx

To register: https://bwjp.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/register.pl?activity_id=hykzxms&user_id=

Oct
10
Thu
Allen Parish Balloon Release and Survivor Celebration @ Allen Parish Council on Aging
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Allen Parish balloon release is Oct. 10th 10:00 am at the Allen Parish Council on Aging. We will also celebrate survivors of domestic violence with a small reception immediately following the Allen Parish balloon release.

For more information, contact Oasis at (337)436-4552.

Oct
11
Fri
Identifying, Investigating, and Prosecuting Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Strangulation Cases @ Tulane University School of Law
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Specialized experts in the identification, investigation, and documenta­tion of strangulation in intimate partner violence cases will cover the following:

  Findings from a study of 300 misdemeanor strangulation cases

Resources and handouts from the Training Institute

Understanding the lethality of strangulation

Identifying the signs and symptoms of strangulation cases

Anatomy and medical aspects in surviving and non-surviving vic­tims

Investigating and documenting a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Strangulation case for prosecution

NO COST TO ATTEND!

 

REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 25, 2013

 

CLE & CEU Credit approval is pending!

 

Cameron Balloon Release and Survivor Celebration @ Cameron Council on Aging
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Balloon Release and Survivor Celebration-
the balloon release in Cameron is scheduled for 10:00 am on Oct. 11th
at the Cameron Council on Aging.

For more information, contact Oasis at (337)436-4552

 

Oct
12
Sat
DV Awareness Walk – Lake Charles @ Vinton Sheriff's Substation
Oct 12 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am

flyer for walk

 

Oasis will host a run/walk from Vinton’s Sheriff’s Substation to Lake Charles Civic Center is on Oct. 12th the run will begin at 6:00 am and end approx. 4:30 pm.

For more information, contact Oasis at (337)436-4552.

Oct
29
Tue
Flowers on the Lake – Lake Charles @ Lake Charles Civic Center Seawall
Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Oct. 29th at 5:30 pm at the Civic Center Seawall Oasis will recognize those who have lost their lives due to domestic violence, we will have a speaker, singing and a memorial.

For more information contact Oasis at (337)436-4552.

Nov
13
Wed
What is “Community Assessment” and How Can it Benefit My Community? @ Webinar
Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A goal of many OVW grantees is to change institutional practices that give rise to poor outcomes for survivors of violence against women. Praxis International offers methods and tools for activists and representatives from institutions that process “cases” to move toward approaches that reform the ongoing work routines that ultimately shape case outcomes. The tools avoid blaming individuals for failing to protect victims. A Community Assessment emphasizes understanding how work is organized in ways that impede attention to victim safety and well-being and to offender accountability. Practitioners and advocates work side by side to analyze policies, case files, and the steps in case processing in order to identify concrete points of change.  This webinar will provide an overview of the tools available and how they might benefit your community’s efforts to improve responses to violence against women.

For more information: http://www.praxisinternational.org/praxis_training.aspx

To register: https://bwjp.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/register.pl?activity_id=hykzxxs&user_id=

Nov
20
Wed
Louisiana District Attorneys Association Fall Seminar @ New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – Nov 22 @ 12:00 pm
Dec
3
Tue
Williams v. Illinois and Forensic Evidence: The Bleeding Edge of Crawford @ Webinar
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Presented by Teresa M. Garvey

The application of Crawford principles in the context of forensic evidence continues to plague the criminal justice system. The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Williams v. Illinois did not provide the guidance prosecutors had hoped for with regard to satisfying Sixth Amendment confrontation requirements in cases involving forensic evidence, where multiple analysts may be involved or where examining experts are no longer available to testify. The Williams decision raises more questions than it answers about when and how an expert may testify to conclusions based upon the opinions or work of other (non-testifying) experts or technicians.
This webinar will provide a review of the relevant case law, and will explore how trial prosecutors can present a case involving forensic testing that involves a multitude of technicians and experts. It will also address Williams’ impact on “cold cases,” in which original experts who performed autopsies and other forensic examinations and testing are no longer available for trial. This webinar will provide practical suggestions to trial prosecutors who must balance limited resources against the need to secure convictions that will withstand confrontation challenges on appeal.
Allied justice system professionals including but not limited to prosecutors, law enforcement officers, lab personnel, medical professionals, and judges are encouraged to view the recording.

For more information and to register: http://www.aequitasresource.org/trainingDetail.cfm?id=103