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 – February 2014

Oct
3
Thu
Hope in the Light of Day: A Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemoration @ Downtown RiverMarket
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Family Justice Center of Ouachita Parish is hosting a Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemoration.  This year’s theme, “Hope in the Light of Day”, highlights the Coordinated Community Response efforts of the Ouachita Parish SAFE Task Force as it strives to promote victim safety and batterer accountability.  Open to the public. Domestic violence literature is available including DV Fact Sheets, brochures, and DV Handbooks.

Oct
30
Wed
Purple Balloon Release: A DVAM High School Event @ TBA
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“Purple Balloon Release” is the culminating event for the Dollars for Domestic Violence fundraiser for high school students within Ouachita Parish. The high school raising the most funds releases the Purple Balloons at their campus. This event is hosted each October by the Family Justice Center of Ouachita Parish.

“Dollars for Domestic Violence” is an awareness fundraiser for high school students within Ouachita Parish. Students purchase domestic violence ribbon cards for one dollar to Say No to Domestic Violence. Students pledge to help raise awareness of domestic and teen dating violence.

Oct
31
Thu
Pennies for Peace Live Butterfly Release: A DVAM Elementary School Event @ TBA
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The LIVE BUTTERFLY RELEASE is the culminating event for the winners of the Pennies for Peace elementary school domestic violence awareness and fundraising project. The winning school will release live butterflies followed by a pizza party for the winning class in honor of safe families. This event is hosted each October by the Family Justice Center of Ouachita Parish.

Pennies for Peace is an elementary school awareness project in which schools compete using purple piggy banks  to collect coins to help local children and their families in Northeast Louisiana receive domestic violence services.  Age-appropriate materials are provided for parents to review with students at home.  Teachers and counselors are provided with resource and referral information. This event provides a positive experience in addressing a community problem that affects many children. Special recognition of winning school /class plus a $100.00 gift card drawing in which all participating schools are eligible to win.

Nov
4
Mon
Teen Dating Violence and Protection Orders
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This webinar will explore the topic of teen dating violence. Many teenagers and young adults are experiencing abuse in their relationships. This abuse can look vastly different than the abuse experienced by adult victims of domestic violence. Teens and young adults relate to each other, as well as their environment differently than adults. They are also well versed in technology and social media. Because of these reasons, teen dating abuse may take different forms and require different relief than that needed for an adult relationship.  Several states allow teens to obtain protection orders, and some even provide protection orders with relief that specifically meets the needs of teens and young adults.

To register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=353

Nov
8
Fri
Emerging Legal Issues for Domestic Violence Survivors @ Webinar
Nov 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This webinar will address the current legal issues impacting victims of domestic violence, including lack of housing and employment protections, barriers in criminal justice intervention, limited access to safe divorce and separation, and child custody and visitation concerns.

To register: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=E959D787834938

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.

Jan
23
Thu
Children Exposed to Violence: When Domestic Violence Meets Child Abuse @ DCFS Regional Office
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jan
24
Fri
Louisiana Protective Order Registry Legal Seminar @ Jefferson Parish, Westbank
Jan 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

The LPOR Legal Seminar will:

  • Explain how the protective order registry works.
  • Explain the appropriate use of the mandatory order forms.
  • Identify and discuss state and federal statutes related to court protections for those affected by domestic abuse and dating violence.
  • Disseminate the updated v.7 version of the Guide to the LPOR, the standardized forms, and the related interactive software.

CLEs will be provided.

 

Feb
21
Fri
Louisiana Protective Order Registry Legal Seminar @ Lafayette, LA
Feb 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

The LPOR Legal Seminar will:

  • Explain how the protective order registry works.
  • Explain the appropriate use of the mandatory order forms.
  • Identify and discuss state and federal statutes related to court protections for those affected by domestic abuse and dating violence.
  • Disseminate the updated v.7 version of the Guide to the LPOR, the standardized forms, and the related interactive software.

CLEs will be provided.

To register, visit www.lpor.org