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
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
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
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=

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
4
Wed
Developing Partnerships with Community-Based Service Providers – Part II @ Just Detention International Webinar
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Just Detention International, in collaboration with the National PREA Resource Center, presents Part II of a two-part webinar series on how to include victim service providers in a facility’s sexual abuse prevention and response efforts. In this webinar, the PREA Coordinator for the Bexar County Jail and the Director of Crisis Intervention for the Rape Crisis Center of San Antonio will discuss their collaboration to provide services for jail inmates. They will review their memorandum of understanding and provide guidance on navigating difficult issues, including confidentiality and the different guidelines and responsibilities for corrections agencies and service providers. Other experts will discuss additional roles that community-based organizations can play in PREA implementation.

For more information and to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/652498932655440130

Jan
13
Mon
Children Exposed to Violence: When Domestic Violence Meets Child Abuse @ Oasis A Safe Haven
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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