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.

August – September 2013

Aug
14
Wed
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: Basics and Practice Tips @ BWJP Webinar
Aug 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) is pleased to announce a webinar on the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) for attorneys and legal advocates who deal with military-related survivors of intimate partner violence.  The SCRA is a statute that is generally not well understood, and it may sometimes be used by abusers who are service members to try to manipulate and control court proceedings. On the other hand, it may be helpful to victims who are service members. Understanding the statute will enable attorneys and advocates to more effectively assist military-related clients. We hope you’ll join us for this informative webinar.

Aug
26
Mon
36th National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference @ Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm

More than 36 years of experience has gone into developing this premiere three-day training, during which we will give you the most up to date knowledge and tools to advocate for your clients.

We know you have dedicated some of your practice to the representation of children and youth, parents, or the state in juvenile dependency, delinquency, or family law cases. This conference is the opportunity to come together with your fellow advocates to network and receive the most up-to-date resources available.

For more information and to register: http://www.naccchildlaw.org/events/event_details.asp?id=304652

Aug
28
Wed
Fair Housing Training @ Louisiana Housing Corporation
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

A detailed and informative fair housing training including the following topics:   Violence Against Women Act:  Pro-active Strategies and Enforcement, Reasonable Accommodation/Modification:  Requirements, Responsibilities, and Reasonable Defenses, Why Accommodate People with a Disability?

 

To register visit: http://www.hud.gov/emarc/index.cfm?fuseaction=emar.registerEvent&eventId=1831&update=N

Sep
12
Thu
Women at the Crossroads: DV Survivors with Criminal Justice Involvement, Part 1 @ NCDBW Webinar
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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

Sep
19
Thu
Financial Justice for Trafficking Victims in the United States @ NCVLI Webinar
Sep 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Facilitated by NCVLI’s Terry Campos J.D., this webinar will address the financial recovery rights of human trafficking victims, including criminal restitution as well as civil tort claims.  Founder and president of The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, Martina E. Vandenberg discuss how to secure full restitution orders, including the hurdles victims face in accessing restitution, calculating costs, proving causation, and navigating tax consequences.  She will also discuss the civil claims available for crime victims and the best practices for securing full recovery in the civil arena.

For more information and to register: http://law.lclark.edu/live/events/18703-webinar-financial-justice-for-trafficking-victims

Sep
23
Mon
Women at the Crossroads: DV Survivors with Criminal Justice Involvement, Part 2 @ NCDBW Webinar
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Part 2 of a 2 part series.

At year-end 2007, there were more than 1.27 million women in prison or jail, or on parole or probation in the U.S. As of 2009, approximately two-thirds of women in state prison were incarcerated for non-violent offenses including drug, property, or public order offenses. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 3 in 10 women in the U.S. have experienced physical or sexual violence and/or stalking by a partner. Histories of economic and social marginality, substance abuse, mental illness, physical and sexual abuse in childhood and/or as an adult (including adulthood abusive families and battering relationships) have contributed to women’s criminal justice involvement. Connecting reentering women with community-based support services designed to deal with their unique challenges is critical to their long-term success.

 

For more information and to register: http://www.ncdsv.org/images/NCDBW_Women-at-the-crossroads-Parts-1-and-2_9-2013.pdf

Sep
25
Wed
The Changing Racial Dynamics of Women’s Incarceration @ BWJP Webinar
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

In February, The Sentencing Project released the report, The Changing Racial Dynamics of Women’s Incarceration, written by Marc Mauer.  This webinar, presented by the report’s author, will discuss the major findings of the report including how from 2000 to 2009 there was a dramatic shift in the racial composition of the women’s prison population and that incarceration rates for African-Americans dropped sharply from 2000 to 2009, especially for women, while the rate of imprisonment for whites and Hispanics rose over the same decade.  The declining rates for African-Americans represent a significant shift in the racial makeup of America’s prisons and suggest that the disparities that have long characterized the prison population may be starting to diminish.  Mr. Mauer will discuss reasons for these changes in racial disparity among women in prison and offer recommendations needed in order to better understand the possible reasons for the changes and to address racial disparities in the use of incarceration.

For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=344

Sep
26
Thu
Civil and Criminal Protection Orders and the Role of Probation/Parole @ Webinar
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Criminal no-contact orders and civil protection orders are in place for many defendants/respondents who are under the supervision of probation/parole departments.  This teleconference explores the role probation/parole officers can play in keeping victims safe while highlighting supervision efforts that can be made by other allied professionals.  Through discussion of the types of orders, how and where violations are enforced, and the obligations required, the participants will learn about the unique role that probation/parole employees play in keeping a survivor safe, while discussing options available when jurisdictions do not have probation/parole staff available to assist in supervision for protection order respondents/defendants.

For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=346