Judicial Leadership and Firearms in Domestic Violence Cases

June 15, 2018


  • Hon. Roberto Cañas, Presiding Judge of County Criminal Court #10 in Dallas, TX.
  • Hon. Susan Carbon, New Hampshire Circuit Court Judge in the 9th Circuit, Manchester Family Division. Judge Carbon is former director of the Office on Violence Against Women at the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Darren Mitchell, Consultant on domestic violence with focus on child custody, firearms, protection orders, and full faith and credit. 


During this webinar, participants will learn about:

  • How judges can take a leadership role - from the bench and beyond in promoting community safety in domestic violence cases involving firearms.
  • How community collaboration can enhance victim and community well-being. 
  • Opportunities for courts and communities to use existing laws to prevent abusers' aces to firearms in civil and criminal cases.
  • Effective strategies from jurisdictions around the country.
  • Effective use of laws, policies, protocols, and forms to improve court practice. 

(75 minutes)

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