The Family Violence Department’s Role in Domestic Violence Prevention

November 29, 2011

[Note: This entry posted on behalf of Katheryn Yetter, J.D., Senior Attorney, Family Violence Department, NCJFCJ.]

The Family Violence Department (FVD) is available to assist judges, court administrators, and other professionals design conference agendas, training programs, and other domestic violence-related outreach and educational programming. In the last three months, the FVD has assisted three different states with their domestic violence-specific agenda development, faculty securement, materials preparation, and curriculum drafting. This assistance has included:

  •  Five one-hour on-line training modules on lethality, domestic violence dynamics, civil protection orders, custody, and firearms for a state’s judicial education program
  • Curriculum development, faculty securement, and experiential program delivery of a statewide 1.5 day program for judges on custody and visitation decision-making
  • Agenda development, training materials, and keynote speaker for a one-day, statewide multidisciplinary summit on the intersection of domestic violence and child maltreatment

For assistance with your program or workshop, contact FVD at or (800) 527-3223.

Speaking of training, FVD is pleased to announce the 2012 dates for its judicial programming on domestic violence and elder abuse:

Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Workshop

February 12-15, 2012 – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

April 15-18, 2012 – San Francisco, California

Continuing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases Program

June 21-23, 2012 – Chicago, Illinois

Enhancing Judicial Skills in Elder Abuse Elder Abuse Workshop

October 21-24, 2012 – Phoenix, Arizona

Information about these well-received programs presented through the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence (a partnership among the NCJFCJ, Futures Without Violence (formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund), and the U.S. Department of Justice Office, on Violence Against Women) may be found on the NJIDV website.

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