Training and Event Calendar
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October 2013 – June 2014
Jeana Lungwitz, director of the Domestic Violence Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law, will be joined by social worker, Terry Secrest, and former Domestic Violence Clinic student, Marsha Perez, in discussing the collaboration between law students and social work students in assisting survivors of domestic violence in the wide array of cases accepted by the Clinic.
For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=347
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.
Presenter: Ed Heisler, Executive Director, Men As Peacemakers; Co-Coordinator, Minnesota Men’s Action Network (MN-MAN): Alliance to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence
Description: For many college students, parties and college are like books and classes. They just go together. Students come to college to earn a degree, but college parties are an integral part of the recreational and social experience. Unfortunately, though, parties frequently include domination, disrespect, or use of sexual or physical violence against women. This can devastate individuals and negatively impact the entire campus community. The reality is that men are responsible for most of these damaging behaviors, and women are left to deal with party environments that become uncomfortable and dangerous. The party scene, however, does not have to be overshadowed by discomfort, fear, and violence against women. Men As Peacemakers, through its MN-MAN programming, has worked with students to create the BEST Party Model—an innovative approach to sexual assault prevention on college campuses. BEST involves college men and women in shaping safe, respectful, and fun party environments that will help prevent sexual violence. This webinar will provide an introduction to the BEST Party Model, and explain what students are doing to create Party Revolution to prevent sexual violence.
- Understand factors that contribute to a campus environments across the country where an average of 1 in 5 women experience an attempted or completed rape.
- Describe the importance of college party environments as a platform for the primary prevention of sexual and domestic violence.
- Define a primary prevention strategy allowing individuals to shape social environments, including parties, to prevent sexual and domestic violence.
- Define how the BEST Party Model anchors an innovative, campus-wide strategy, to promote gender equity and prevent sexual and domestic violence.
|Description: In January 2014, President Obama announced the launch of a new task force to prevent sexual violence on college campuses. Citing that 1 in 5 women on college campuses have experienced some form of sexual violence during their academic careers, but only 12 percent of student victims report the assault. The President has called this epidemic “totally unacceptable.”
Urging a fundamental shift in attitudes around sexual violence, the President’s actions are timely considering the work of Futures Without Violence Campus Fellows across the country. Launched in the fall of 2013, the Campus Leadership Program aimed to spur creative, student-led action to change university policy, enhance curriculum, raise awareness and shift campus culture.
In this interactive webinar, we will share what our Campus Fellows have accomplished this year within their diverse academic fields. Additionally, we will open the forum to students with experience or interest in this work, and brainstorm programmatic, policy-oriented, curricular, institutional, legal, and subversive tactics to improve prevention and intervention programs on your college campus.
For more information: http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/section/our_work/health/_webinars/_05_01_14
|Description: Those who work with survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault know that survivors’ experiences with abuse are often connected with trauma and mental health. Representation of clients experiencing trauma in civil protection order cases can present unique challenges. While some of these challenges stem from the nature of the law surrounding these cases, other challenges arise out of the barriers that trauma survivors face in daily life, exacerbated during the course of legal representation. The very nature of the legal system, and the experience of seeking legal protection, can further traumatize or trigger clients, creating barriers to accessing legal remedies. This webinar will provide information on how to tailor legal advocacy of clients who are experiencing trauma in order to:
? Provide assistance that accommodates their mental health needs.
? Make civil legal justice accessible.
? Obtain the best possible legal outcomes.
Discussion will include: The definition and effect of trauma on clients and how to counsel clients in a trauma-informed manner, as well as strategies that anticipate and account for trauma in court.
Please join the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit (NCPOFFC) to learn how Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice (CPO Guide) and Engaging in Best Practice Assessment of the Civil Protection Order System (Assessment Tool) can be used to assist your community in enhancing its civil protection order system. Faculty will briefly describe the CPO Guide and the Assessment Tool and then engage participants in understanding how the two tools can be utilized to identify gaps and promote improvements in protection order processes.
Participants will learn how the Assessment Tool can assist communities in implementing the values and practices outlined in the CPO Guide through assessment of their current protection order system. Participants will also learn how their communities can benefit from using the CPO Guide to improve their systems’ response to victims of domestic violence and their families. Faculty will describe how NCJFCJ and the NCPOFFC collaborate to provide communities and professionals with technical assistance and training, based on both of these tools, that focuses on the particular needs of each community.
This webinar is being co-hosted by the NCJFCJ) and the NCPOFFC. Judges, advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors, civil attorneys, court personnel, probation and other professionals who work with civil protection orders are encouraged to participate.
Faculty for the webinar will be:
- Monica Player, Attorney Advisor, National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit
- Nancy Hart, Program Attorney, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
- Hon. Steven Aycock, (Ret.), Judge-in-Residence, National Council of juvenile and Family Court Judges
To register: https://ta2ta.org/events/webinars/improving-cpo-practices.html