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
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!

 

Oct
15
Tue
Building Blocks of Success: How to Talk to Teens and Work with Survivors @ Break the Cycle Webinar
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This is the third of a three-part webinar series will share tips and best practices on how to talk about the issue, how to engage schools and communities and how to talk to teens and work with survivors.

To register: https://breakthecycle.ilinc.com/register/szwsjjw

For more information on this series: http://www.ncdsv.org/images/BTC_Building-to-success-webinar-series_Aug-Sep-Oct-2013.pdf

Oct
17
Thu
4th Annual DV Awareness Workshop @ New Orleans Family Justice Center
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Presented by Crescent City Career Institute & Crescent City WIC Services, Inc.

“Perinatal Implications of Domestic Violence” with guest speaker Jose Rivera, JD.

RSVP REQUIRED. LIMITED SEATING. 504-391-2271

Oct
20
Sun
Unmasking Domestic Violence Soiree and Fundraising Event @ Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information and to register: http://www.nofjc.org/event.html

Oct
24
Thu
Survivor’s Dinner – Metropolitan Center for Women and Children
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For more information on this survivor’s dinner, contact Metropolitan Center for Women and Children at 504-837-5400.

Oct
25
Fri
Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children Training @ New Orleans Children's Advocacy Center
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stewards of Children is the only nationally research based child sexual abuse program for adults. This program will increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors.  Protecting children is our responsibility and we hope that you will be a part of our initiative to protect our children from sexual abuse. The training is $10 for workbooks however we have scholarships available so please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity for a free training. The program will last approximately 3 hours.
If you have any questions or need to RSVP, call (504)894-5484 or email nocac@chnola.org

Oct
29
Tue
Teen Dating Violence: Economic Impact – Education & Earnings @ BWJP Webinar
Oct 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Dating violence in adolescence not only takes a physical and emotional toll on young women, it also leads to less education and lower earnings later in life.    A young woman’s educational performance may be hindered by her partner’s actions, such as destroying books or homework or causing injuries that prevent her from going to school.

Researchers analyzed survey data of about 500 single mothers who were, on average, 32 years old and earned less than $7,000 per year. Participants who had been victimized by dating partners as adolescents obtained significantly less education.  Each additional year of education was associated with an extra $855 in earnings.

For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=349

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