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 2013 – March 2014

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
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!

 

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

Dec
11
Wed
Louisiana’s 10th Annual Conference on Sexual Assault & Family Violence @ Baton Rouge Marriott
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm

Co-sponsored by LCADV and LAFASA, this exciting three days of workshops, exhibits and networking is Louisiana’s premier training event for professionals working with victims of sexual, domestic and family violence, and those who bring perpetrators to justice.

Feb
9
Sun
Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Workshop @ Doubletree New Orleans
Feb 9 @ 8:00 am – Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm

To register: http://njidv.org/education-opportunities/ejs-dv.html

The workshop will address the topics described below, using hypothetical case problems, role-play exercises, small group discussions, faculty demonstrations, and a working lunch. This highly interactive format enables judges from different jurisdictions and levels of experience to learn from one another.

Who should attend:

All state and tribal court judges and judicial officers (commissioners, referee, etc.) nationwide are eligible to attend the workshops, but priority will be given to judges from jurisdictions currently receiving one of the following OVW Grants: (1) Grants to Encourage Arrest, (2) STOP Violence Against Indian Women Grants, (3) Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Enforcement Grant Program, or (4) Court Training and Improvement Program. Priority is also given to OVW funded agencies jurisdictions that send more than one judge. Local OVW funded and some courts might cover their judges’ travel and per diem costs. All participants are responsible for their own travel and per diem costs.

Victim & Perpetrator Behavior 3.5 Hours This segment will help participants understand the motivations and behaviors of perpetrators and adult and child victims.

Fact-Finding 3.5 Hours Participants will learn how to apply an understanding of domestic violence to judicial fact-finding and identify evidentiary issues that are of primary concern for judges.

Access to Justice and Judge’s Role in Community Response to Domestic Violence 3.5 Hours This segment focuses on identifying and overcoming barriers to achieving justice in domestic violence cases by focusing on the judge as a leader in the justice system and in a coordinated community response to domestic violence.

Fairness and Culture Issues in Domestic Violence Cases 3.25 Hours Participants will formulate definitions of culture and cultural competence, discuss the dynamics of difference, and identify ways in which culture is relevant in the courtroom.

Decision-Making Skills and Enforcement 3.25 Hours This segment focuses on how judges can apply the law in their jurisdictions to the facts in cases involving domestic violence, and how they can effectively enhance compliance with their orders.

Practical Courtroom Exercises 3 Hours Participants will move among five breakout rooms to participate in a series of practical courtroom exercises designed to help them identify issues involving domestic violence.

Mar
14
Fri
Inside the Mind of an Offender: Interview Techniques for Domestic Violence Cases @ Baton Rouge Police Dept.
Mar 14 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a half-day training that will take you inside the mind of a domestic violence offender and provide useful and effective interviewing techniques.

Domestic violence experts with decades of experience interacting with violent offenders will address:

- Advanced domestic violence dynamics – Batterer tactics and characteristics – Predominant aggressor determination – Investigative interview techniques – Crawford v. Washington implications – Technology use by batterers

For more information and to register: www.lcadv.org/offender-interviewing

Mar
21
Fri
Firearms and Domestic Violence @ Webinar
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=369

Presenters: Daniel W. Webster, ScD, MPH is Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research and lead editor and contributor for Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013); Shannon Frattaroli, PhD is an Associate Director for Outreach at the Center for Injury Research and Policy and an Associate Professor in the Health Policy and Management Department at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Eugenio Carral J.D. serves as the Domestic Violence Division Director for the Administrative Office of the Courts for the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida in Miami Dade County.

Description: The faculty will discuss research on firearms in the context of severe and fatal domestic violence. They will address the risks posed by firearms of both homicide and suicide, health impacts of gun injuries, as well as prevention and retrieval initiatives. The system operative in the Miami-Dade courts for identification, surrender and retrieval, search and seizure, storage, and return will be examined. Forms utilized in the firearms retrieval process will be considered.

Mar
28
Fri
Inside the Mind of an Offender: Interview Techniques for Domestic Violence Cases @ Baton Rouge Police Department
Mar 28 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a half-day training that will take you inside the mind of a domestic violence offender and provide useful and effective interviewing techniques.

Domestic violence experts with decades of experience interacting with violent offenders will address:

- Advanced domestic violence dynamics – Batterer tactics and characteristics – Predominant aggressor determination – Investigative interview techniques – Crawford v. Washington implications – Technology use by batterers

www.lcadv.org/offender-interviewing