Training and Event Calendar
October – December 2013
“Purple Balloon Release” is the culminating event for the Dollars for Domestic Violence fundraiser for high school students within Ouachita Parish. The high school raising the most funds releases the Purple Balloons at their campus. This event is hosted each October by the Family Justice Center of Ouachita Parish.
“Dollars for Domestic Violence” is an awareness fundraiser for high school students within Ouachita Parish. Students purchase domestic violence ribbon cards for one dollar to Say No to Domestic Violence. Students pledge to help raise awareness of domestic and teen dating violence.
The LIVE BUTTERFLY RELEASE is the culminating event for the winners of the Pennies for Peace elementary school domestic violence awareness and fundraising project. The winning school will release live butterflies followed by a pizza party for the winning class in honor of safe families. This event is hosted each October by the Family Justice Center of Ouachita Parish.
Pennies for Peace is an elementary school awareness project in which schools compete using purple piggy banks to collect coins to help local children and their families in Northeast Louisiana receive domestic violence services. Age-appropriate materials are provided for parents to review with students at home. Teachers and counselors are provided with resource and referral information. This event provides a positive experience in addressing a community problem that affects many children. Special recognition of winning school /class plus a $100.00 gift card drawing in which all participating schools are eligible to win.
October 31st- 6:00pm
Lincoln Parish Library Community Room
910 N Trenton Street
Ruston, LA 71270
Safe Harbor will host a charity 5k run in Mandeville, LA. Early registration is $20.
For more information:
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
Come out for a night of fantastic music and great food.
Live and silent auctions!
Tickets are $25 per person
Reservations available for tables of eight
Your support will ensure that SNAP may continue to provide
services to domestic violence victims and their children
Tickets may be purchased by calling 337 367 7627
Tickets are also available at the Cry Gates Community Center in New Iberia City Park and Iberia Bank, South Lewis (Main Branch)
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