Conferences & Meetings
Utilizing Cell Phone Data in Investigations & Prosecutions
March - August
Cell phone and electronic communications data exists in essentially every criminal investigation. It is imperative that investigators, analysts, prosecutors, and even administrators and patrol officers understanding how law enforcement can use this extremely valuable data. Also, for those already using cell phone data that may be needed in court, it is extremely important to receive formal training on this specialized subject!
National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative Conference: Global Possibilities
Phoenix, AZ May 19-21, 2013
Topics will include DV-related deaths and near-deaths; societal responses to DV; working with surviving family members including children; mock review exercises; policy debates; the latest issues in fatality reviews and safety assessments; and global violence against women. Featured presenters including Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell, Dr. Evan Stark, and Mark Wynn. A limited number of OVW grantee scholarships are available; please indicate your interest in a scholarship during the on-line registration process.
Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter: Comprehensive
Various Dates & Locations including: Duluth, MN, May 21-23, 2013; Saco, ME, May 29-31, 2013; Duluth, MN, July 16-18, 2013; Duluth, MN, September 24-26, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, November 20-22, 2013
This valuable training is the prerequisite for buying and using Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter, the world's most renowned curriculum for helping men identify and change beliefs that support using violence against women. The curriculum and our trainers' methods are grounded in the Duluth Model, a constantly evolving philosophy and practice based in the Domestic Abuse Intervention Program's work to end men's violence against women through a coordinated community response.The training is perfect for anyone who is starting a batterer intervention program, who is new to men's non-violence group facilitation, or who has been facilitating for a while and would like to refresh their insight and information. We strongly encourage anyone who is using early versions of the curriculum, or parts or adaptations of more-recent versions, to join us. Learning about the curriculum in this context may productively challenge and change how you perceive and practice the work. All training leaders are experienced Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter group facilitators.
The Senator Tommy Burks Victim Assistance Academy
Chattanooga, TN June 10-14, 2013
The Senator Tommy Burks Victim Assistance Academy is a project of the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. The Academy is a comprehensive basic level training designed for victim service providers. The goal of the Academy is to improve services to crime victims by enhancing the knowledge and skills of victim advocates. This week-long session will offer a Tennessee-specific 40 hour curriculum modeled after the National Victim Assistance Academy. The 2013 Academy will take place June 10-14 in Chattanooga, Tennessee on the campus of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The Academy will begin with registration on the afternoon of Sunday, June 9 with courses beginning Monday, June 10. The Academy addresses issues specific to Tennessee crime victims and offers people who are new to the field of victim advocacy opportunities to expand their skills and knowledge of Tennessee law and advocacy by learning from experts and each other. The training is appropriate for individuals working in victim advocacy programs, prosecutor’s offices, law enforcement, probation, corrections, emergency responders, domestic and sexual violence programs, child advocacy centers and other victim service agencies. The Academy is also appropriate for students who are interested in the field of victimology.
Continuing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases
Minneapolis, Minnesota June 13 – 15, 2013
The Continuing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases (CJS) Program is specifically designed for judges who have successfully completed the Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Workshop. The CJS Program specifically addresses judges’ assignments at a more intensive level and introduces new topics of special interest.
Smarter Sentencing Regional Training
Kansas City, Missouri June 17 - 18
The Justice Management Institute (JMI), in partnership with The Carey Group (TCG), will host a nationally-recognized Smarter Sentencing to Reduce Recidivism regional training to present this BJA-funded curriculum. The event is tentatively scheduled for June 17-18 in Kansas City, Missouri. For more information or to apply to attend, contact Aimee Wickman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Naming the Tactics: Men's Use of Children to Maintain Post-Separation Power and Control Over Women
Duluth, MN June 18-19, 2013
Naming the Tactics is an invaluable tool for all practitioners who work with battered women, violent men, and their children. It is also an important resource for anyone who wants to understand battering and post-separation violence more deeply. The training and manual content names and illustrates how fathers who batter use children as tools for punishing women who have left them to escape violence. It also proposes a process for using behavior change instead of time as a guide for when a father who has battered should transition into unsupervised visits and exchanges.
2013 National Forum on Criminal Justice
Chicago, Illinois August 4-6
This year's conference will focus on Integrating Research, Policy and Technology to Improve Public Safety. The National Forum showcases programs, research and technologies that help justice practitioners and decision makers in states, local communities and tribal nations address pressing public safety issues. Workshop topics at this year's National Forum include: Embedding Evidence-based Practices in Local Programs; Big Data and Analytics in Corrections; Using Administrative Records for Research and Policy; Budgeting and Cost Benefit Analysis for Criminal Justice Decision Makers; Cyber Crime; National and State-level Victimization Data for Decisionmakers; Enhancing Public Safety through Cross-Boundary Information Sharing; The Move to Mobility; Recidivism; The Intersection Between Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Systems; Cloud Computing in Law Enforcement; Measuring the Effectiveness of Multi-jurisdictional Drug Taskforces; Current Issues in Grants Management; Courts E-filing; and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices: Colorado’s EPIC Initiative. Please note, Forum agenda topics are subject to change.
Thistle Farms National Conference - A Global Movement for Community Healing
Nashville, TN October 13-15, 2013
The goal of the conference is to share inspiration and best practices for meeting the recovery needs of women who have survived trafficking, prostitution, addiction and homelessness and to launch a shared trade alliance among Thistle Farms and other social enterprises whose primary mission is moving women permanently out of poverty. In the past two years more than 1,000 unique visitors from over 100 cities have visited Magdalene and Thistle Farms for monthly education workshops. Objectives of the conference include: 1. Share the vision of Magdalene's model of long-term housing and treatment for women recovering from trafficking, prostitution and addiction; 2. Help others duplicate the model by providing education and best practice tools for creating and operating a sustainable social enterprise; 3. Launch the Shared Trade Alliance and invite others to join this movement with a common commitment to bringing women permanently out of poverty through recovery from violence and sustainable employment, to closing the gap between producers and consumers in the value chain and to stewardship of the environment; 4. Inspire and offer an opportunity for meditation and renewal.
1. Review NAADAC's Ethical Standards of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors which have been adopted by the State of Tennessee's Rules governing our addiction counseling practice; and
2. Participate in a discussion regarding the intent of these standards.
3. Examine the 'grey' areas of ethics; and
4. Participate in a discussion of ethical dilemmas that have relevance to their daily professional lives.
Links to Past Conference Materials
Pre-Recorded Webinar: SAM.gov – CCR Account Migration and Update/Renew Webinar
This course is directed toward those who are interested in doing business with the government, and who previously registered in CCR. The course will cover essential activities for getting started and using the System for Award Management (SAM). Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Create a new SAM user account; Migrate permissions from the legacy Central Contractor Registration (CCR) system into SAM; and Update/renew an existing registration.
Two Protocols, One Survivor: Building Partnerships with Colleges and Universities to Improve Response to Sexual Violence on Campus
May 20, 2013
12:00 – 1:30 pm Central Time
This webinar will provide information on the federal requirements related to the campus response to sexual violence. Universities have their own investigative and judicial systems, and there are several federal policies that shape how they respond to a report of sexual assault. These systems and policies create campus-specific protocols that universities must follow in order to be in compliance with federal guidelines. Participants in this webinar will: 1) Improve their knowledge of campus procedures and federal guidelines such as The Clery Act, the Sexual Assault Victim’s Bill of Rights, Title IX, the Dear Colleague Letter, and the recently-passed Campus SaVE Act; 2) Understand some typical concerns of campus administrators related to the response to sexual assault; 3) Learn some ideas for approaching a campus in order to build a partnership; and 4) Identify campus-specific challenges faced by survivors who are college students.
Strategies for System Change: Rethinking System Responses to Trafficking Victims
May 21, 2013
2:00 - 3:30 pm Central Time
In recent years Minnesota has taken significant steps toward protecting victims of sex trafficking and holding perpetrators accountable. Join Helen Rubenstein and Michele Garnett McKenzie of The Advocates for Human Rights for an overview of the issue and of progress toward a victim-centered approach to ending sex trafficking, including an overview of the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Youth Act, the No Wrong Door model of comprehensive housing and services for sexually exploited youth, and ways in which we can prepare for the law's implementation in 2014.
National Protocol Update 2013: Impact on Practice
May 21, 2013
2:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern Time
On April 24, 2013, the US Attorney General announced that updates had been finalized to the US Department of Justice's National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations of Adults and Adolescents. Since the release of the 2004 National Protocol, there have been significant changes in the "state of the art" for medical forensic examinations. The revised edition of the protocol has the same emphasis and values as the original, but has been updated to reflect current technology and practice. It has also been updated to include additional information reflecting changes from the Violence Against Women Act of 2005. This webinar is presented by the Office on Violence Against Women of the U.S. Department of Justice and the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN). The cost of this webinar is free but you must register with the IAFN site to be able to sign up.
Elder Abuse: Domestic Violence in Later Life
May 23rd, 2013
12:00 – 1:30pm Eastern Time
Presented by Bonnie Brandl, founder and director of the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life; and Art Mason, director of the Elder Abuse Prevention Program at Lifespan in Rochester, New York. This webinar will explore the unique characteristics of domestic abuse in later life, focusing on the prevalence of elder abuse, working with Adult Protective Services and other resources as well as practical tips for working with older victims of abuse. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: List key dynamics of abuse in later life; Recognize how domestic abuse in later life is both similar and different than in earlier life; Understand how Adult Protective Services and other resources can play a role in addressing elder abuse; Gain practical skills for working with older adults who are victims of abuse.
A Second Chance: The Kentucky Domestic Violence Association's Reentry Coaching Project
May 29, 2013
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
This webinar will give an overview of the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association's (KDVA) 2nd Chance Coaching Project, a mentoring project for reentering women. The Coaching Project, funded by a grant from the Second Chance Act, is a unique collaboration of a state domestic violence coalition, local domestic violence programs, and other key individuals and programs. The webinar will include a Project description, details about Project implementation, and the importance of including formerly incarcerated women as part of the work. This webinar will present one model of providing services to reentering women and is designed to create dialogue among domestic violence advocates who provide services or are considering providing services to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated battered women.
Family Support Matters and the Military
June 12, 2013
2:00 – 3:30 pm Central Time
The Battered Women's Justice Project is pleased to announce a webinar on family support matters for attorneys and legal advocates who deal with military-related survivors of intimate partner violence. Judging from the numbers of questions we've received during webinars, it seems that many have run into problems with this subject. BWJP hopes this webinar will answer many of your questions like: How can I assure that my client is receiving adequate support from a service member spouse? How can I get enforcement or wage garnishment for a civilian support order? What counts as military "income"? What do I do if my client cannot, or does not want to, go to a civilian court, but is not receiving support from a service member spouse? How can I make sure that my service member client is not paying support where that is not warranted or is not paying excessive support payments? By discussing these and other questions, this webinar will present you with an overview of family support matters - with or without a civilian court order. It will provide practical information about the military regulations on such matters and present strategies to use to make those regulations work for our clients.
Family Advocacy Programs in the Military Services
June 26, 2013
2:00 – 4:00 pm Central Time
The Battered Women's Justice Project (BWJP) is pleased to announce a webinar on the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) in the military services. The Department of Defense (DoD) has a FAP Office that establishes overarching policy for the prevention of and response to domestic violence and child abuse and neglect. Each military service then implements those policies at the service level. Sometimes it is a bit confusing to figure out how all of this fits together and how it affects the services for victims of domestic violence at the local installation level. This webinar provides an opportunity to hear from FAP experts from DoD and the five services, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy. Whether you work in DoD or in a community-based program, this webinar will enhance your knowledge about the military FAPs, which will enable you to better serve military-related domestic violence victims.
The WUNRN is a non-governmental organization to implement the conclusions and recommendations of a United Nations Study on Freedom of Religion of Belief and the Status of Women From the Viewpoint of Religion and Traditions (E/CN.4/2002/73/Add.2). This study is a major, universal, comprehensive U.N. approach to intolerance and discrimination against women based on religion and traditions.
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The unique multilingual website is aimed at increasing public awareness and at facilitating the elimination of human trafficking worldwide. It contains information in 14 languages, on 120 countries, and is searchable by keyword, country, organization and theme.