June 22, 2016
Presenter: ​​Kiersten Stewart, Futures Without Violence  
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
December 2, 2015
Presenters: Judge Sebastian Patti and Leslie Landis 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, and we are happy to announce presentations for the following three sites: the Multnomah County Family Court in Portland, OR;...
October 26, 2015
Presented by: Judge Maureen McKnight and Jennifer Woodson 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, and we are happy to announce presentations for the following three sites: the Multnomah County Family Court in Portland...
October 21, 2015
Part 1 Presenters: Julie McFarlane, JD, and Nancy Ver Steegh, JD The Self-Represented Litigant Phenomenon: Implications for Justice Seekers and Justice Providers in Domestic Violence Cases, presented by Julie McFarlane, JD and LLM, Independent Consultant for the NCJFCJ and Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law at the University of Windsor, and Nancy Ver Steegh, JD, Independent...

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