Training and Event Calendar
August – September 2013
This webinar will discuss the challenges confronted by battered women as they consider whether to seek a custody/parenting time order from a court. In making decisions about mediation, negotiation and/or litigation of custody issues, battered women must consider the risks posed by the batterer to the children during access, any risks both to the battered woman and children at exchange, whether these risks can be mitigated by supervised exchange or visitation, and whether a 3rd party, such as a friend or family member, can safety supervise or if supervision should be done at a center. Immediately after separation, battered women may want to see a temporary custody order in a civil protection order. But it may be that the batterer is not interested in custody of the children and poses no risk to them. In this case, seeking a custody order may not be necessary or can be sought at some time after the crises and emotions of separation have somewhat abated. Battered women need to know the law, the court system, the inclination of judges, the options for supervision (and the risks of supervision center staff judging her protective parenting negatively), the likelihood that a judge will respond swiftly to a batterer’s violation of a custody order, the kinds of behavior that constitute “a change of circumstances” that may be the basis for a modification of a custody order, and the portability of a custody order within the state and across state lines – among other things.
For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=342
Presented by Bob Geffner, Ph.D., President of the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute in San Diego.
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Registration limited to OVW grantees.
At its best, the process of community assessment is both an effective community organizing tool and also a process for creating concrete change. Many interagency teams are eager to analyze practices and case files together, but some communities are challenged when it comes to committing to change and implementing those changes. Preparing for implementation from the beginning stages of a community assessment can pave the way for success in implementing changes the assessment recommends. Join us for an insightful discussion to learn about key strategies for successful implementation of recommendations and findings.
For more information: http://www.praxisinternational.org/praxis_training.aspx
|PART 1 of a 2 part series:
Women are among the fastest growing criminal justice population. Currently, there are over one million adult women involved in the criminal justice system. The reasons for their involvement are as varied as their pathways into and contact with the system. A consistent thread throughout the lives of justice-involved women is trauma resulting from domestic, sexual or other types of violence. Throughout their lives, justice-involved women may encounter various criminal justice practitioners and service providers charged with assisting them prior to, during, or after incarceration. It is critical to understand that women have life circumstances that are unique to their gender that require specific interventions. Obtaining a better understanding of what contributes to their incarceration is at the core of helping them transition back to their communities, reducing recidivism, and achieving improved outcomes.
For more information and to register: http://www.ncdsv.org/images/NCDBW_Women-at-the-crossroads-Parts-1-and-2_9-2013.pdf