Enhancing Judicial Skills in Elder Abuse Cases Workshop

August 13, 2017 to August 16, 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Enhancing Judicial Skills in Elder Abuse Cases Workshop addresses the following topics using hypothetical case problems, role-plays, small-group workshops, and faculty demonstrations. The highly interactive format enables judges and judicial officers from different jurisdictions and levels of experience to learn from one another as well as from faculty experts.
  • Aging and the Dynamics of Elder Abuse: This segment will help participants recognize the extent of the elder abuse epidemic in this country and in their courtrooms.
  • Evidence in Elder Abuse Cases: This segment will illustrate the fundamental importance of judicial fact-finding and discuss how effective fact-finding can impact an elderabuse case.
  • Leadership and Access to Justice: This segment focuses on the judge’s leadership role in increasing access to justice for victims of elder abuse.
  • Fairness and Culture Issues in Elder Abuse Cases: Participants will formulate definitions of cultural competency, discuss the dynamics of difference, and identify ways in which culture is relevant in the courtroom.
  • Decision Making Skills: This segment will focus on making decisions in elder abuse cases that preserve the dignity of victims, encourage self-determination, enhance safety, order the least restrictive alternatives, and hold perpetrators accountable.
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. Participation is limited to 50 judges and judicial officers. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Please visit njidv.org to apply online. This workshop is pending approval, please wait to book your travel until you receive a confirmation packet from the registrar.
If you have questions you may contact the registrar, Amber Clark, at (775) 507-4784 or aclark@ncjfcj.org
There is no charge for the educational portion of the workshop. Participants are responsible for their own lodging, travel arrangements, and costs. For more information on the workshop please visit njidv.org, or contact the registrar. 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.


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