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 – February 2014

Oct
22
Tue
SNAP Mayor’s Breakfast @ Ramada Inn, Center St.
Oct 22 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

For more information contact SNAP at 337-367-7627.

Oct
24
Thu
Candlelight Vigil – New Iberia @ Steamboat Pavilion
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For more information contact SNAP at 337-367-7627.

Nov
23
Sat
SNAP Presents: A Light-Hearted Christmas Gala @ Sliman Theatre
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Come out for a night of fantastic music and great food.

Live and silent auctions!

Tickets are $25 per person

Reservations available for tables of eight

Your support will ensure that SNAP may continue to provide

services to domestic violence victims and their children

Tickets may be purchased by calling 337 367 7627

Tickets are also available at the Cry Gates Community Center in New Iberia City Park and Iberia Bank, South Lewis (Main Branch)

Feb
9
Sun
Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Workshop @ Doubletree New Orleans
Feb 9 @ 8:00 am – Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm

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.