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 – October 2013

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

Sep
11
Wed
Key Strategies in Implementing Assessment Findings @ Webinar
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

To register: https://bwjp.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/register.pl?activity_id=yhspbbs&user_id=

 

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
17
Tue
The National PREA Standards: Confidentiality, Ethics, and the Law @ Webinar
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This webinar focuses on the national PREA Standards and the impact of professional ethical obligations and confidentiality laws for sexual abuse victims in custodial settings. During the webinar, Professor Smith will: (1) briefly review the national PREA Standards applicable to medical and mental health care, reporting, screening, and investigations; (2) discuss relevant ethical obligations held by medical and mental health providers in the correctional context; (3) discuss relevant legal standards in maintaining or breaking confidentiality for victims of sexual abuse in a custodial setting; (4) identify strategies that can be helpful in developing MOUs with medical and mental health care providers in the correctional context; and (5) identify steps agencies can take to address the intersection of the standards, confidentiality, ethics, and the law.

For more information and to register: http://www.prearesourcecenter.org/training-and-technical-assistance/webinars/1792/the-national-prea-standards-confidentiality-ethics-a

Sep
19
Thu
The Use of Technology in Intimate Partner Stalking Advanced Training for Criminal Justice Professionals
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm

The Use of Technology in Intimate Partner Stalking Advance training for Criminal Justice Professionalswill be held from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm on September 19 and from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm on September 20. The conference will include a hands-on session, focusing on computer and cell phone forensics and basic evidence collection.

 

Geared toward law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals, including prosecutors, probation, parole, corrections, and judges, this training will provide essential information on the documentation, collection, and preservation of cell phone and computer evidence. This training will greatly enhance attendees’ ability to investigate cases where technology is misused as a tool in stalking.
Sessions will include:
  • Evidence Collection of Technology Based Stalking
  • Mobile Phone Seizure Certification
  • Field Search : A Free Tool for Computer Examinations
Sep
23
Mon
Advocacy Opportunities in the Child Welfare System @ Webinar
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody, a project of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, brings you an interactive webinar:

Advocacy Opportunities in the Child Welfare System

will provide a detailed discussion of child protective services’ imperatives and timelines in cases of child abuse and neglect. Focusing on the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child abuse and neglect, Nancy Miller* will map the legal procedures involved in dependency proceedings, including an overview of important timelines and mandates imposed on courts and child protection agencies by the Adoption and Safe Families Act. Ms. Miller will also explore opportunities for domestic violence advocates to assist victims of domestic violence as they navigate the complex and intimidating world of child protective services.

 

For more information and to register: http://www.ncdsv.org/images/NCJFCJ_Advocacy-Opportunities-in-the-CWS_9-23-2013.pdf

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

Oct
25
Fri
Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children Training @ New Orleans Children's Advocacy Center
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 nocac@chnola.org