Training and Event Calendar
September – December 2013
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
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
October 3rd- 6:30pm
Claiborne Electric Meeting Room
301 Franklin Street
Farmerville, LA 71241
October 8th- 6:00pm
Jonesboro Town Hall
128 Allen Avenue
Jonesboro, LA 71251
October 16th- 6:00pm
Arcadia City Hall
1819 Railroad Avenue
Arcadia, LA 71001
Octoboer 24th- 6:00pm
618 North 2th Street
Homer, LA 71040
October 31st- 6:00pm
Lincoln Parish Library Community Room
910 N Trenton Street
Ruston, LA 71270
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.
|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.|
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