Assessing the Quality of Child Interviews
August 11, 2016
Dr. Lyon will discuss how one can evaluate child interviews, both from the perspective of the interviewer and the child. For example, did the interviewer use the kinds of techniques that are known to increase productivity and minimize suggestibility? Did the child provide the types of information that one should expect from a child their age? He will also share clips of actual interviews and...
Strong Collaborative, Strong Families: Co-located Domestic Violence Services Within Child Welfare
August 8, 2016
This webinar will highlight the important work done in two different states to increase collaboration between child welfare and domestic violence agencies. Panelists from New Jersey and Ohio will describe the use of co-located advocates, domestic violence units housed within the child welfare agencies, and other tools that can be used to increase collaboration. Presenters will also describe their...
Collaboration: A Look at the Greenbook Initiative and the Safe and Together Model
July 29, 2016
Presenters: Melissa Mangiaracina and David Mandel
CAPTA - A Primer for Advocates
June 22, 2016
Presenter: ​​Kiersten Stewart, Futures Without Violence  
What Judges Need to Know About Domestic Violence in the Transgender Community
June 1, 2016
Transgender survivors of domestic violence are among the most vulnerable litigants a judge can encounter. The rate of transgender individuals reporting lifetime suicide attempts is four times the national average, and can be as high as 65% by transgender victims who are abused by a family member. Elevated vulnerability factors for trans populations have been measured in nearly every available...
Addressing Parenting Time in Child Support Orders: A Discussion of Relevant Research and Promising Practices
May 4, 2016
Presenters: Krista Del Gallo, Policy Manager, Texas Council on Family Violence, Mona Muro, Policy Coordinator, Texas Council on Family Violence, and Lorie Sicafuse, PhD, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges   In recent years, the Office of Child Support Enforcement has supported several pilot programs aimed at establishing concurrent child support and parenting time orders. This...
What Judges Need to Know About Domestic Violence in the LGBTQ Community
April 27, 2016
Presenters: Judge Elizabeth Berns, King County Superior Court and Prof. Todd Brower, Judicial Education Director of the Williams Institute at University of California, Los Angeles.   Is your court sensitive to LGBTQ survivors? When judicial responses don't account for the unique dynamics of LGBTQ domestic violence, courts are less effective at helping survivors stay safe. Recent studies show that...
Domestic Violence and Firearms: Part II
March 31, 2016
Judge-in-Residence Steven Aycock and Senior Program Attorney Nancy Hart present an interactive discussion on effective ways courts can respond to domestic violence cases involving firearms. Around the country, courts are struggling with the practicalities of identifying domestic violence cases wherefirearms are present, verifying legitimate and safe transfers to third parties, and seizing and...
The Family Court Enhancement Project - Part IV of IV: Reflections from Delaware
February 29, 2016
Four courts were awarded federal funding from the Office on Violence Against Women to participate in the Family Court Enhancement Project. We heard from the Fourth Judicial District Court in Minneapolis, MN, in September, the Multnomah County Family Court in Portland, OR, in October, and the Circuit Court of Cook County in December. We are happy to announce the final presentation of the series...
Domestic Violence and Firearms: A Two-Part Webinar Series: Part I
December 14, 2015
Presenters: Hon. Steve Aycock and Nancy Hart, JD. The presence of firearms in a domestic violence case drastically raises the risk of lethality for female victims of domestic violence. Participants in this webinar will explore the many reasons why knowledge of federal firearms law is critical information for judges. Participants will review the structure of federal firearms rules affecting...

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