Training and Event Calendar
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October 2013 – February 2014
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: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=350
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!
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
For more information and to register: http://www.nofjc.org/event.html
For more information on this survivor’s dinner, contact Metropolitan Center for Women and Children at 504-837-5400.
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 email@example.com
For more information and to register: www.ldaa.org
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: 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.