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09/01/2016 - CCR Problem-Solving Series: Making the Criminal System Work Better for Victims. Part 3: When the Victim is Arrested: Seeking a Just Response

When: 09/01/2016 , 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: In the third part of this prosecution series, Mary Ingham, Cindene Pezzell, Quetita Cavero, and Sandra Tibbetts Murphy will co-lead a discussion on victims of ongoing coercive control who have been arrested as a direct or indirect result of their experiences of being abused. This discussion will explore many of the common ways that victims of battering end up being arrested; the unique challenges they face in the criminal legal system as defendants, and the additional risks victim-defendants face as a result of being charged, convicted, and/or incarcerated. They will discuss ways that prosecutors can evaluate and handle cases involving victim-defendants. They will also explore some concrete advocacy strategies that may help improve outcomes for victims of domestic violence who have been charged with crimes including: how to balance existing relationships between the prosecutor and the advocacy program; the significance of building relationships with defense attorneys and other non-traditional partners; and how programs can build defense-based advocacy into their existing work.

For more information:
Kari Sonmore, Battered women’s justice project
ksonmore@bwjp.org
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09/07/2016 - Equitable Trauma-Informed Strategies to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence

When: 09/07/2016 , 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE: PreventConnect Web Conference
INFORMATION: Sexual and domestic violence impacts all communities. Yet due to structural inequities from historic and present day policies, practices, and norms, inequities in rates of sexual and domestic violence exist by age, sex, race, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other factors. Communities that face higher rates of sexual and domestic violence often also face inequities in other forms of violence and trauma. Multiple forms of violence and systemic inequities contribute to high levels of community trauma. How can we ensure that sexual and domestic violence prevention practice addresses these realities? Join us for a web conference that will explore how to infuse equity considerations and an understanding of individual and community trauma in prevention practice. We will discuss themes such as the importance of an asset/strengths-based approach and the importance of promoting individual and community agency in prevention community change efforts.

For more information:
Prevent Connect
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09/08/2016 - Advocacy for Protective Parents Facing Challenging Custody Litigation

When: 09/08/2016 , 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: In this webinar, noted author and activist Lundy Bancroft (Why Does He Do That, The Batterer As Parent) will discuss the challenges of sharing custody with an abusive partner post-separation. He will examine the parenting issues common to abusers, and how those tactics impact protective parents and their children. Lundy will explore what advocacy strategies during litigation may help to address these issues, and will discuss ideas to help kids cope with a parenting plan that’s not in their best interests. He will also offer suggestions for protective parents who have lost custody to their abusers.

For more information:
Kari Sonmore, Battered women’s justice project
ksonmore@bwjp.org
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09/08/2016 - Exposing Sex Trafficking in Cantinas and Bars in the U.S.

When: 09/08/2016 , 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: Thousands of women and girls from Mexico are forced into an underground sex economy in both Mexico and the United States. Human traffickers operate out of cantinas and bars, exploiting victims for profit. Join us for an online panel discussion to discuss findings from the report “More Than Drinks For Sale: Exposing Sex Trafficking in Cantinas and Bars in the U.S.,” which explores past and current efforts to fight this form of trafficking, and recommends strategies for the future.

For more information:
Polaris
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09/09/2016 - Authentically Engaging Communities to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence

When: 09/09/2016 , 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION:

For more information:
PreventConnect
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09/12/2016 - Professional Certificate in Strategic Gender Equity Planning

When: 09/12/2016 to 09/16/2016
WHAT: Training
WHERE: London, UK
INFORMATION: Gender issues have become increasingly integrated into development and sectoral policy planning, proven to be a crucial component of building an innovative society and a successful economy, as well as securing international financial support. Despite there being increased awareness of the economic, social and political damage caused by gender discrimination, the UN has noted that the ‘gains have been too slow and too uneven.’ This course examines and analyses a broad range of issues, such as the relationship between gender and development, education and health. A strategic approach will be taken, which will enable participants to identify key stakeholders, barriers and planning techniques to address gender inequality in all aspects of governance, business and society. Through practical case studies and discussions with leading practitioners, delegates will develop comprehensive and clear plans to facilitate gender equity within their organisation. This is a specialist training course leading to a Level 7 Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Certificate in Management and Leadership. Upon completion of this week-long course and subsequent written tasks, the successful candidate will be awarded a Level 7 CMI certificate in Management & Leadership showing the CMI units achieved. The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The professional qualifications offered by the Institute are internationally recognised and sought after.

For more information:
International Centre for Parliamentary Studies
info@parlicentre.org
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09/13/2016 - Confidentiality, Safety, & Technology Conference

When: 09/13/2016 to 09/15/2016
WHAT: Conference
WHERE: Orlando, FL
INFORMATION: This unique 2 1/2 day training will explore the complexities and challenges of maintaining confidentiality and privacy for survivors of domestic violence. The focus will include, but is not limited to, collaborating with community partners, navigating differing obligations among interdisciplinary staff, selecting cloud services and databases, agency use of technology, privacy and criminal justice data, campus confidentiality obligations, and social media privacy. Attendees will leave better equipped to enhance services for survivors where it is crucial to maintain privacy and confidentiality. Funded by the Office on Violence Against Women, presented by the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s Safety Net Team and the Confidentiality Institute, our excellent faculty includes national experts on technology and innovative leaders in the legal and victim services fields. The conference is free to attend, but participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs.

For more information:
As a reminder, space is EXTREMELY LIMITED for this conference. Please register as soon as possible.
safetynet@nnedv.org
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09/13/2016 - Protection Order Practice for Prosecutors and Law Enforcement, Presented by the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit 

When: 09/13/2016 to 09/14/2016
WHAT: Training
WHERE: NEw Mexico
INFORMATION: Prosecutors and law enforcement play a central role in protection order enforcement and holding offenders accountable for their violations. To assist these disciplines, the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit, in partnership with AEquitas and the Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime, is pleased to offer the Protection Order Practice for Prosecutors and Law Enforcement training. The goal of the training is to allow prosecutors and law enforcement to gain valuable information on protection orders, the evidence necessary to prosecute a defendant for violating an order, recognizing the dynamics of stalking and the role that multiple violations of orders can play in creating and substantiating a stalking charge. This training will focus on law enforcement and prosecutors gaining valuable insight into the role that protection order violations play, whether the resulting charge is stalking (based on the protection order violations) or charging the violation of the order of protection. The curricula is tailored to all levels of experience. This training is free to register for and open to prosecuting attorneys and law enforcement. Registration ends August 22, 2016.

For more information:
Millicent Shaw Phipps, NCPOFFC Managing Attorney
Jeanne Larson, BWJP Conference and Logistics Manager
(800) 903-0111
mshaw@bwjp.org.
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09/14/2016 - Reframing Our Movement: Unifying Our Approach and Response to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Victims of Crime

When: 09/14/2016 to 09/16/2016
WHERE: Desert Willow Conference Center 4340 E. Cotton Center Boulevard, Suite 100 Phoenix AZ 85040 
INFORMATION: Join the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (ACESDV) and the Arizona Coalition for Victim Services (ACVS) as we come together to refocus the lens in our approach to sexual and domestic violence, and examine innovative strategies from a multidisciplinary perspective.  This 2016 biennial conference "Reframing Our Movement: Unifying Our Approach and Response to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Victims of Crime" will build on over 30 years of service to victims and survivors of crime. This conference is for sexual assault, domestic violence and other victim service providers, law enforcement, military personnel, prosecutors, faith community leaders, anti-human trafficking responders and service providers family support providers, forensic nurse examiners, family and child advocacy center staff, child welfare staff, and health care professionals. Conference tracks will include: Sexual Assault Response, Domestic Violence, Victim Services, Prevention and Social Change, and Strengthening Organizational Leadership; Workshops will promote best practices, cutting edge approaches, and unique models for collaboration among various disciplines.

For more information:
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence
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09/20/2016 - Transformative Movement Building Webinar Series: Transformative Movements

When: 09/20/2016 , 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
WHAT: Web Conference / Webinar
WHERE:
INFORMATION: Want to learn how movements can be transformative as they take on the world's hardest problems? Want to hear stories and lessons from today's cutting edge movement leaders? How do movements transform our systems and structures, and even who we are? With Taj James (MSC) and Navina Khanna (HEAL Foods)

For more information:
Move to End Violence
ncdbw@ncdbw.org
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