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.

NRG South Central Region Health Fair @ Big Cajun II Plant Site
Oct 2 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

For more information, contact Iris Domestic Violence Center at 225-389-3001.

DV Awareness Ceremony – Donaldsonville @ Floyd Boutte Memorial Stadium
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

5:00 PM. Domestic Violence Awareness ceremony at Floyd Boutte Memorial Stadium, Donaldsonville, during football game between Lowery Middle School and St. Amant Middle School

For more information contact Iris at 225-389-3001.

Ascension Parish Council recognition of DVAM @ Ascension Parish Courthouse
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For more information contact Iris at 225-389-3001.

“Circle of Love” Play – McKinley High School @ McKinley High School
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Nu Gamma Omega Educational & Charitable
Foundation, two performances of the play “Circle of Love” about domestic
violence benefitting Iris Center, held at McKinley High School.

Take Back the Night – Ascension Parish @ Jambalaya Park
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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:

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Intimate Partner Violence: Risk, Danger, Military Personnel, and Veterans @ BWJP Webinar
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) is pleased to announce a webinar on the current use of risk assessment tools in the criminal justice and advocacy response to intimate partner violence (IPV) cases. There will also be a specific discussion about IPV cases involving military personnel and veteran perpetrators. How often do you hear people say there is a higher rate of IPV and a higher incidence of lethal IPV among the military and veteran populations? Is this true? Are military and veteran-related cases of IPV more dangerous? Is there a relationship between military and/or combat experience and the level of risk and danger? Are there different risk factors for lethality and re-offense when a perpetrator has served in the military and had combat experience? Do advocates and other providers need to use different models and risk and danger assessment tools/instruments when working with the military and veteran populations?

For more information and to register:

Candlelight Vigil – Slidell @ Sheriff's Office Complex
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Take Back the Night Candlelight Vigil and March – LSU @ LSU Memorial Tower
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For more information contact Iris at 225-389-3001.

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:

For more information on this series: