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Continuing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Program: Immigration and Trafficking Special Topic Course

October 19, 2018
Austin, Texas
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The National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence (NJIDV), a partnership of Futures Without Violence, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, offers a highly interactive seminar that will allow a small group of judges to address specific challenges in new or emerging complex topics facing the courts. Judicial participants will leave the workshop with greater knowledge and skills for handling cases involving domestic violence.
 
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 (EJS). The CJS Program Special Topic Courses addresses judges’ specific challenges in new or emerging complex topics facing the courts. This specific course is 1 day. 
 
Participants who attend the CJS: Immigration and Trafficking Special Topic Course will be better able to:
  • Identify “red flags” in cases that may have immigration or status consequences;
  • Assess the immigration implications of civil protection orders and criminal convictions;
  • Enhance access to justice for immigrant victims of domestic violence and trafficking;
  • Craft civil dispositions that enhance victim safety and autonomy while considering collateral consequences; and
  • Document facts in state court proceedings to preserve the victim’s immigration remedies.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Participation is limited to 20 judges and judicial officers who have previously attended the NJIDV Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases. Participation is open to new and experienced state, tribal and territorial judges and judicial officers wishing to enhance their skills in handling civil and criminal domestic violence cases. 
 
REGISTRATION: There is no charge for the educational portion of the workshop. Participants are responsible for their own lodging, travel arrangements, and costs. To apply for this workshop or for more information on the workshop, please visit njidv.org or contact the registrar. This workshop has been approved by OVW. Please note that you are not accepted into this workshop until you have received a confirmation packet via email from the registrar. If accepted, hotel reservation information will be provided at that time.
 
If you have questions you may contact the registrar, Amber Clark, at (775) 507-4784 or aclark@ncjfcj.org.