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
13
Wed
What is “Community Assessment” and How Can it Benefit My Community? @ Webinar
Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

To register: https://bwjp.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/register.pl?activity_id=hykzxxs&user_id=

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
4
Wed
Developing Partnerships with Community-Based Service Providers – Part II @ Just Detention International Webinar
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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