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April, 2015

Court Interpretation for Victims

April 1
3-4:30 p.m., EST

Please join us for a webinar on how victims’ experiences with domestic violence and/or sexual assault may effect how court interpretation services should be provided. Webinar participants will lean how to identify issues that may arise when providing interpreters to victims and how to address problems with interpretation. The webinar will also discuss recommended practices when providing interpretation services to victims. The discussion will be aimed at court staff , though attorneys and other stakeholders are welcome to join.

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Expert Witness Testimony in Cases Involving Domestic Violence

April 13
3-4:30 p.m., EST

In this webinar, Dr. Mary Ann Dutton and Dr. Dawn Hughes will discuss common concerns of experts who are preparing to take the witness stand in matters involving domestic violence. These two very experienced expert witnesses will share their knowledge from testifying in a variety of domestic violence cases and share practical advice for communicating effectively on the witness stand. They will also discuss some of the commonly encountered pitfalls faced by domestic violence expert witnesses during testimony, and offer skills for navigating complicated situations that arise while testifying. This webinar will be most helpful for experts and aspiring experts, but will also be useful for attorneys who represent survivors of domestic violence.



April 2015

2015 Spring MRNISO Conference

April 24
Indiana Historical Society
450 W. Ohio

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April 2015

End Violence Against Women International2015 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Campus Responses

April 7-9
New Orleans, LA

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Protection Order Practice for
Prosecutors and Law Enforcement

April 13-14
Philadelphia, PA
Presented by the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit

Recognizing the important role that prosecutors and law enforcement play in protection order enforcement, the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith Battered Women's Justice Project& Credit, in partnership with AEquitas and the Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime, is pleased to offer the Protection Order Practice for Prosecutors and Law Enforcement training.

The goal of the training is to allow prosecutors and law enforcement to gain valuable information regarding full faith and credit and the evidence necessary to prosecute a defendant for violating a protection order, while recognizing the dynamics of stalking, and the role that multiple violations of orders can play in creating and substantiating a stalking charge.

This training will focus on law enforcement and prosecutors gaining valuable insight into the role that protection order violations play, whether the resulting charge is stalking (based on the protection order violations) or charging the violation of the order of protection.

REGISTRATION: This training is free to register and open to ALL PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT.

  • GTEAP (Arrest) Grantees: please use your OVW-issued grant number to register for this training (this is pre-approved by OVW).

  • Everyone else please use this number to register: 2011-WEAX-1801.

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May 2015

Evidence for Prosecutors Course

May 4-8
Long Beach, CA

Evidence for Prosecutors is designed to review the rules of evidence and to explore how they apply to both common and uncommon situations encountered by prosecutors and members of the prosecution team as they proceed through the investigation, case preparation and case presentation of their busy caseload. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the federal rules with knowledgeable faculty who discuss the relationship of these rules to each other and to the common law.

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2015 NDVFRI Conference Fatality Review:
Communities and Social Change

May 17-19
St. Petersburg, FL

This two day event will bring together team members and stakeholders from across the country to learn about fatality review and advance their efforts. We will explore the ways communities have changed their responses to domestic violence as a result of their fatality review work. The conference highlights the importance of civic engagement, agency and stakeholder contributions, and democratic practice.

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Learning from Each Other Summit

May 20
St. Petersburg, FL
Sponsored by The Family Violence Institute at Northern Arizona University

This one-day summit will examine the research on child maltreatment deaths, especially exploring the presence and possible significance of adult domestic violence. Attendees will also participate in a detailed mock review of a child maltreatment death that involved domestic violence. Hands-on activities will include: building a timeline; identifying possible risk markers; assessing the degree of communication, collaboration, and coordination among agencies, stakeholders, and community members; and developing action items for social change. Finally, a panel of national experts, well-versed in working the intersection of adult domestic violence and child maltreatment cases, will lead a discussion of the challenges and opportunities involved in learning from each other across the adult/child protection divide.

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