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05/02/2016 - Shifting the Lens: Transforming Our Approach to Domestic Violence

When: 05/02/2016 to 05/03/2016
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: Victim safety and offender accountability have been central figures in the domestic violence field over the last few decades. As a result, we’ve seen significant expansion in crisis responses and legal interventions. When we look at a snapshot depicting our statewide response to domestic violence, these crisis responses and legal interventions appear as the predominant images in our picture. What happens when we shift the lens and look at domestic violence with a broader view?

For more information:
Conference staff
conference@cpedv.org

05/02/2016 - Veterans Treatment Courts & Community-Based Domestic Violence Programs: Collaborating for Safety and Accountability

When: 05/02/2016 to 05/04/2016
WHERE: Handlery Hotel, San Diego, CA
INFORMATION: The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) is pleased to announce an exciting 2 1Ž2 day training that will address military and veteran-related domestic violence and the diversion of offenders through Veterans Treatment Courts (VTCs) and similar criminal justice programs. While the majority of Veterans Treatment Courts (VTCs) in our country are accepting domestic violence cases, VTC staffs are rarely connected to or collaborating with their local community-based domestic violence advocates. In turn, community-based advocates often have no knowledge of local VTC operations. This training will bring together local teams of VTC staff, domestic violence court staff, and community-based advocates from jurisdictions in which VTCs are or are considering accepting domestic violence offenses. Through plenary and breakout sessions, attendees will develop individual and system linkages at the community level and work towards improving veteran-related victim safety and enhancing veteran accountability. Topics addressed during this training will include: Context of Violence Risk & Danger Combat Stress, Co-occurring Conditions & Domestic Violence Key Components of Veterans Treatment Courts Domestic Violence Courts Victim Advocacy and Its Integration into VTCs Offender Intervention Programs Protection Orders, Firearms, & Federal Law The Military’s Response to Domestic Violence Veterans Health Administration Services Collaboration

For more information:
Brian Clubb, Military & Veterans Advocacy Program Coordinator
571-384-0985
bclubb@bwjp.org
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05/04/2016 - Shared Roots: Sexual and domestic violence prevention strategies in support of social justice

When: 05/04/2016 , 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION:

For more information:
PreventConnect
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05/11/2016 - Faith and Culture: Addressing the Needs of Jewish Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

When: 05/11/2016 , 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
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INFORMATION: For more than a decade, Michelle Lifton led Project DVORA at Jewish Family Service of Seattle. She will share her insights into cultural and religious traditions that impact Jewish survivors of intimate partner violence, and how we as faith community members, allies and/or advocates can be a resource for healing. Presenter: Michelle Lifton

For more information:
Faith Trust Institute
206-634-1903
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05/11/2016 - Meaningful Voices Online Book Club Discussion: Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors by Anne K. Ream

When: 05/11/2016 , 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
WHAT: Other
WHERE:
INFORMATION: Author Anne K. Ream (of Voices & Faces Project) will join Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune and Special Victims Advocate/Former Prosecutor Roger Canaff for a conversation about this remarkable book and the role of faith communities in ending sexual violence.

For more information:
Faith Trust Institute
206-634-1903
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05/12/2016 - Why Opposing Hyper-Incarceration Should be Central to the Work of the Anti-Domestic Violence Movement

When: 05/12/2016 , 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: The term “hyper-incarceration” highlights that the tremendous growth in incarceration is concentrated in particular geographic locations (low-income neighborhoods of color) and has concentrated effects felt disproportionately by African Americans.  In this webinar, Professor Donna Coker will discuss the enormous growth of the US prison population and the policies and practices that contribute to these high incarcerations rates.  She will briefly discuss how survivors end up in prison for crimes that flow from their victimization; the physical and sexual violence perpetrated against individuals who are incarcerated; and the ways victims of DV and/or SA in neighborhoods targeted for surveillance and arrest related to the “war on drugs” fear police intervention.  She will then examine some of the larger, less well-known aspects of hyper-incarceration that have dramatic effects on DV and SA.  Professor Coker will then discuss collateral consequences that limit the economic and civic opportunities of those with criminal convictions; prison trauma and the deepening of destructive masculinities; and the weakening of a community’s social structure, economic viability, and political clout.  She will then examine how these harms are tied to increased risks for the occurrence of domestic violence.  She will then discuss how these connections between hyper-incarceration and DV and SA should impact the work we do. 

For more information:
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
ncdbw@ncdbw.org
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05/16/2016 - Technology Strategies for Ending Child Sexual Exploitation

When: 05/16/2016 , 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: This web conference focuses on how to use technology to reach people we don’t usually see as part of prevention– those accessing child pornography/child sexual abuse images and strategies to persuade them to stop and seek help. Focusing on an exciting new effort, the Thorn Deterrence Program, we will explore what has been learned and some of the initial results of these efforts.

For more information:
PreventConnect
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05/17/2016 - Spotlight on Communities of Promise: Logan Utah

When: 05/17/2016 , 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
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INFORMATION: Communities across the country are leading the way in addressing violence against people with disabilities and Deaf people. This month's webinar "Spotlight on Communities of Promise: Logan, Utah" will feature the work of five organizations who came together in a collaborative effort to create a lasting partnership between public and privet entities, and to work to ensure that survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors have access to compassionate services at every point in the criminal justice system. Community Abuse Prevention Services Agency (CAPSA), Utah State University, Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) OPTIONS for Independence, and Utah Division of Services for People with Disabilities-Northern Region, make up Northern Utah's Choices Out of Violence. Together they have developed comprehensive intake tools and policies, as well as created assessment tools to inform their work. In addition to learning about what lead this group of organizations to address violence against people with disabilities in their community, participants can expect to learn about lessons this group learned along the way, as well as receive inspiration, for beginning this work in their communities.

For more information:
Vera Institute of Justice
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05/17/2016 - Access and Social Media

When: 05/17/2016 , 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: Do you use social media in your work? Learn about the new social media guide created by Partners to Increase Service Access in Austin,Texas.

For more information:
Vera Institute of Justice
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05/18/2016 - Navigating Privacy & Safety When Relocating Webinar

When: 05/18/2016 to 03/19/2010, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: This webinar will be presented by Valenda Applegarth with Greater Boston Legal Services, and hosted by The Safety Net Team at NNEDV. This webinar will help victim advocates help survivors navigate privacy and safety when relocating. We will discuss common misconceptions around identity privacy and name change concerns, explore areas where survivors can have control over managing their privacy and areas in which they don’t, and discuss common ways in which an individual is often found. Strategies and tips will be discussed as well.

For more information:
NNEDV
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