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.

September – October 2013

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
2
Wed
NRG South Central Region Health Fair @ Big Cajun II Plant Site
Oct 2 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

For more information, contact Iris Domestic Violence Center at 225-389-3001.

Oct
3
Thu
DV Awareness Ceremony – Donaldsonville @ Floyd Boutte Memorial Stadium
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

5:00 PM. Domestic Violence Awareness ceremony at Floyd Boutte Memorial Stadium, Donaldsonville, during football game between Lowery Middle School and St. Amant Middle School

For more information contact Iris at 225-389-3001.

Ascension Parish Council recognition of DVAM @ Ascension Parish Courthouse
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For more information contact Iris at 225-389-3001.

Oct
5
Sat
“Circle of Love” Play – McKinley High School @ McKinley High School
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Nu Gamma Omega Educational & Charitable
Foundation, two performances of the play “Circle of Love” about domestic
violence benefitting Iris Center, held at McKinley High School.

Oct
7
Mon
Take Back the Night – Ascension Parish @ Jambalaya Park
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Oct
13
Sun
Take Back the Night Candlelight Vigil and March – LSU @ LSU Memorial Tower
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For more information contact Iris at 225-389-3001.

Oct
16
Wed
Take Back the Night – Iberville Parish @ Bayou Water Park
Oct 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

For more information contact Iris at 225-389-3001.

Oct
24
Thu
Take Back the Night – Louisiana Correctional Institute For Women @ Louisiana Correctional Institute For Women
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

For more information contact Iris at 225-389-3001.