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.

October – December 2013

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.

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