Training and Event Calendar
November – December 2013
A goal of many OVW grantees is to change institutional practices that give rise to poor outcomes for survivors of violence against women. Praxis International offers methods and tools for activists and representatives from institutions that process “cases” to move toward approaches that reform the ongoing work routines that ultimately shape case outcomes. The tools avoid blaming individuals for failing to protect victims. A Community Assessment emphasizes understanding how work is organized in ways that impede attention to victim safety and well-being and to offender accountability. Practitioners and advocates work side by side to analyze policies, case files, and the steps in case processing in order to identify concrete points of change. This webinar will provide an overview of the tools available and how they might benefit your community’s efforts to improve responses to violence against women.
For more information: http://www.praxisinternational.org/praxis_training.aspx
Part of PreventConnect’s 2013-2014 Ending Child Sexual Abuse web conference series, Statute of Limitations and its Connection to Prevention, will be a web-based conference discussing statutes of limitations and how they connect to prevention of child sexual abuse. Registration will open three weeks in advance at http://www.preventconnect.org/category/end-child-sexual-abuse/
|This webinar will address the importance of maintaining victim confidentiality, including legal mandates and practices to enhance victim safety and autonomy, as well as promoting an ethical response to domestic violence survivors and their families.|
For more information and to register: https://ncdvtmh.webex.com/mw0307l/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=ncdvtmh
For more information and to register: www.ldaa.org
|This webinar will address innovative new strategies for supporting and empowering victims of domestic violence, while holding abusers accountable and reducing fatality, as well as evidence-based practices for preventing domestic violence before it begins.
Sabrina Chen, Youth Program Coordinator at API Chaya, and two members of PAINT, Sunhee Kim and Jennifer Williams, will be presenting a webinar entitled “Examining a Culture of Slut Shaming Among Youth”.
For more information and to register: http://www.wcsap.org/examining-culture-slut-shaming-among-youth#overlay-context=examining-culture-slut-shaming-among-youth
Presented by Teresa M. Garvey
The application of Crawford principles in the context of forensic evidence continues to plague the criminal justice system. The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Williams v. Illinois did not provide the guidance prosecutors had hoped for with regard to satisfying Sixth Amendment confrontation requirements in cases involving forensic evidence, where multiple analysts may be involved or where examining experts are no longer available to testify. The Williams decision raises more questions than it answers about when and how an expert may testify to conclusions based upon the opinions or work of other (non-testifying) experts or technicians.
This webinar will provide a review of the relevant case law, and will explore how trial prosecutors can present a case involving forensic testing that involves a multitude of technicians and experts. It will also address Williams’ impact on “cold cases,” in which original experts who performed autopsies and other forensic examinations and testing are no longer available for trial. This webinar will provide practical suggestions to trial prosecutors who must balance limited resources against the need to secure convictions that will withstand confrontation challenges on appeal.
Allied justice system professionals including but not limited to prosecutors, law enforcement officers, lab personnel, medical professionals, and judges are encouraged to view the recording.
For more information and to register: http://www.aequitasresource.org/trainingDetail.cfm?id=103
Just Detention International, in collaboration with the National PREA Resource Center, presents Part II of a two-part webinar series on how to include victim service providers in a facility’s sexual abuse prevention and response efforts. In this webinar, the PREA Coordinator for the Bexar County Jail and the Director of Crisis Intervention for the Rape Crisis Center of San Antonio will discuss their collaboration to provide services for jail inmates. They will review their memorandum of understanding and provide guidance on navigating difficult issues, including confidentiality and the different guidelines and responsibilities for corrections agencies and service providers. Other experts will discuss additional roles that community-based organizations can play in PREA implementation.
For more information and to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/652498932655440130
Are murderers and perpetrators of murder/suicide (terrorists) crazy? Can we actually prevent the next violent attack or are we relegated to responding/reacting to violence? After Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School before taking his own life, in just the past week a 14-year-old boy murdered a beloved teacher in Massachusetts and a 12-year-old boy shoots and kills a beloved teacher in Nevada. The Navy Yard shooter, Aaron Alexis, shot and killed 12 people before he was killed (suicide by cop?).
The most lethal of all aggressors, perpetrators of murder/suicide, are increasing at an alarming rate. Are we creating a society of sociopaths? We have lived under the illusion that mental health assessment, profiling and even threat assessment can reliably prevent the next shooting but history has told a different story.
John D. Byrnes, Founder and CEO of the Center for Aggression Management will address these questions and offer reliable prevention solutions. John D. Byrnes has over 4,700 Linkedin Security and Law Enforcement Connections with over 2,900 endorsements.
To register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/813493327