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 – December 2013

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
Use of Alternative Light Source (ALS) and Negative Filters to Improve the Visibility of Injuries Under the Skin @ Webinar
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

A strangulation assault may leave no visible external injuries such as bruises or marks. Over 50-80% of strangulation victims do not present visible, external injuries.  While external signs and symptoms of strangulation may be difficult to detect to the naked eye, new technology is available to assist and detect underlying physical injuries incurred from a strangulation assault. This technology can also be applied to other areas of the body where bruises or injury may not be visible.

 

During this webinar, the presenters will discuss Alternative Light Source (ALS) technology and Negative Filter software programs used with digital camera systems and explore how they might be used in examining victims who have been strangled or beaten. ALS technology may be used to identify many types of evidence that would otherwise go undetected under standard lighting conditions or in daylight, such as semen, urine, blood, teeth marks, and fingerprints.

 

The presenters will also review research conducted to investigate how such technology has been used in cases involving strangulation and other forms of injury for increased identification, and discuss the potential outcomes and challenges associated with using this technology for evidence gathering purposes. Case examples will also be presented and resources provided, for current research using ALS for documentation of injury.

For more information and to register: https://www.evawintl.org/WebinarDetail.aspx?webinarid=3

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
11
Fri
Identifying, Investigating, and Prosecuting Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Strangulation Cases @ Tulane University School of Law
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Specialized experts in the identification, investigation, and documenta­tion of strangulation in intimate partner violence cases will cover the following:

  Findings from a study of 300 misdemeanor strangulation cases

Resources and handouts from the Training Institute

Understanding the lethality of strangulation

Identifying the signs and symptoms of strangulation cases

Anatomy and medical aspects in surviving and non-surviving vic­tims

Investigating and documenting a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Strangulation case for prosecution

NO COST TO ATTEND!

 

REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 25, 2013

 

CLE & CEU Credit approval is pending!

 

Nov
4
Mon
Teen Dating Violence and Protection Orders
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This webinar will explore the topic of teen dating violence. Many teenagers and young adults are experiencing abuse in their relationships. This abuse can look vastly different than the abuse experienced by adult victims of domestic violence. Teens and young adults relate to each other, as well as their environment differently than adults. They are also well versed in technology and social media. Because of these reasons, teen dating abuse may take different forms and require different relief than that needed for an adult relationship.  Several states allow teens to obtain protection orders, and some even provide protection orders with relief that specifically meets the needs of teens and young adults.

To register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=353

Nov
8
Fri
Emerging Legal Issues for Domestic Violence Survivors @ Webinar
Nov 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This webinar will address the current legal issues impacting victims of domestic violence, including lack of housing and employment protections, barriers in criminal justice intervention, limited access to safe divorce and separation, and child custody and visitation concerns.

To register: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=E959D787834938

Dec
3
Tue
Williams v. Illinois and Forensic Evidence: The Bleeding Edge of Crawford @ Webinar
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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

Dec
9
Mon
Murder/Suicide and the role of Mental Health in Workplace Violence Prevention @ Webinar
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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.

Speaker:
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