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
29
Tue
Flowers on the Lake – Lake Charles @ Lake Charles Civic Center Seawall
Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Oct. 29th at 5:30 pm at the Civic Center Seawall Oasis will recognize those who have lost their lives due to domestic violence, we will have a speaker, singing and a memorial.

For more information contact Oasis at (337)436-4552.

Oct
30
Wed
Purple Balloon Release: A DVAM High School Event @ TBA
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“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.

Domestic Violence Ceremony – Franklinton @ Washington Parish Courthouse
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Oct
31
Thu
Pennies for Peace Live Butterfly Release: A DVAM Elementary School Event @ TBA
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

Candlelight Vigil – Lincoln Parish @ Lincoln Parish Library Community Room
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Lincoln Parish
October 31st- 6:00pm
Lincoln Parish Library Community Room
910 N Trenton Street
Ruston, LA 71270

Nov
2
Sat
Safe Harbor Charity Run @ Mandeville Lakefront
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Safe Harbor will host a charity 5k run in Mandeville, LA. Early registration is $20.

For more information:

http://safeharbornorthshore.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2013-Safe-Harbor-Race-Flyer.pdf

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

Nov
23
Sat
SNAP Presents: A Light-Hearted Christmas Gala @ Sliman Theatre
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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)

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