Bridging the Gap Web Discussion: What Do Judges Need To Know About Teens and Dating Violence?

December 28, 2016
Current, former, and future juvenile and family court judges
Teen Dating Violence (TDV) is prevalent. 1 in 3 teens have experienced some kind of abuse in their romantic relationships. This webinar will serve dual purposes toward education on TDV. 
First, what is TDV? As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to (1) define TDV and understand its dynamics, (2) distinguish how relationship abuse affects young people differently than adults, (3) discuss and identify what information and training would help judges and court personnel enhance the court’s response to TDV.
Second, what would you ask a teen? This webinar will serve as a valuable opportunity for participants to engage in a dialogue with a larger purpose. NCJFCJ, Futures Without Violence, and Break the Cycle are partnering to offer a Judicial Institute on Teen Dating Violence in November 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. Break the Cycle is engaging young people in this process to ensure the Institute’s objectives and curriculum are informed by the voices and lived realities of teens. This webinar will include ample opportunity for participants to join in a discussion on working with teens in the legal system. This discussion will help Break the Cycle collect the information judges need, and want, to know.  
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Futures Without Violence, Break the Cycle, and the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
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