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Comparable Databases & Data Collection for Victim Service Providers; Best Practice Series ~ Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Provided by: National Network to End Domestic Violence, with support from Safe Housing Partnerships
 
Trial Advocacy Webinar Series ~ Laying Evidentiary Foundations (part 1 of 2)
Provided by: ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence
 
Webinars from the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women ~ Exploring Restorative Justice to Address Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence: Centering the Wisdom, Needs, & Safety of Survivors – Part 2
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 / 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST

Content: On April 24, sujatha baliga presented a webinar about the possibilities of safe and effective restorative justice (RJ) alternatives to systems-based interventions for intimate partner and sexual violence.  Participants had many important questions.  Since we were not able to get to all the questions during the webinar, there was a call for doing a Part 2.  This webinar will be structured around the questions that participants asked in the first webinar and their evaluations. This webinar will build on the sujatha’s April 24, 2018 webinar. sujatha will not spend time during Part 2 reviewing what she covered in Part 1. If you did not already view Part 1, you can access it from NCDBW’s website. 

Presenter: sujatha baliga, Director, Restorative Justice Project 

Learn more and register now!
 
Exploring Restorative Justice to Address Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence: Centering the Wisdom, Needs, & Safety of Survivors – Part 2

Presenter: sujatha baliga, Director
Restorative Justice Project (Oakland, CA)
Date: July 1​1​, 2018
Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST 

This webinar will build on the webinar sujatha baliga presented on April 24, 2018. 
sujatha will not spend time during Part 2 reviewing what she covered in Part 1. 
If you did not already view Part 1, you can access it from NCDBW’s website.

 This webinar is hosted by the
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
and is part of a series of webinars from their project on
Ending Mass Incarceration, Centralizing Racial Justice, and Developing Alternatives: 
The Role of Anti-Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program.

This webinar will be closed captioned.


 
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
On April 24, sujatha baliga presented a webinar about the possibilities of safe and effective restorative justice (RJ) alternatives to systems-based interventions for intimate partner and sexual violence.  Participants had many important questions.  Since we were not able to get to all the questions during the webinar, there was a call for doing a Part 2.  This webinar will be structured around the questions that participants asked in the first webinar and their evaluations. 

Questions to be addressed will include:
·      How does a RJ response ensure that survivors are fully informed and really participating voluntarily?
·      What to do about charismatic, manipulative abusers?
·      How are those who have done harm held accountable for what they promise to do?  What happens if they do additional harm?
·      What do you do if people involved in the process support or otherwise collude with the person who did harm?
·      Are there different RJ approaches for IPV versus sexual assault?
·      How do you prepare survivors for the process?
·      What is involved in preparing facilitators?  How do they know they are fully prepared and able to avoid colluding with those who do harm?
·      What are needed elements, primary concerns, and policy considerations when planning and developing an RJ program?
·      Are there examples of successful RJ processes from different communities/cultures that you can share?

This webinar will build on the sujatha’s April 24, 2018 webinar.
sujatha will not spend time during Part 2 reviewing what she covered in Part 1.
If you did not already view Part 1, you can access it from NCDBW’s website.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRESENTER
sujatha baliga’s work is characterized by an equal dedication to victims and persons accused of crimes. She speaks publicly and inside prisons about her own experiences as a survivor of child sexual abuse and her path to forgiveness.  A former victim advocate and public defender in New York and New Mexico, baliga was awarded a Soros Justice Fellowship in 2008 which she used to launch a pre-charge restorative juvenile diversion program in Alameda County, CA.  Through the Restorative Justice Project baliga helps communities implement restorative justice alternatives to juvenile detention and zero-tolerance school discipline policies.  She is also dedicated to using this approach to end child sexual abuse and intimate partner violence.  baliga is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences; she’s been a guest on NPR and The Today Show; and The New York Times Magazine and The Atlantic have profiled her work.  She earned her A.B. from Harvard College, her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and has held two federal clerkships.  She is currently the Director of the Restorative Justice Project, the Vice President of Impact Justice, and a Just Beginnings Collaborative Fellow.

SUGGESTED PARTICIPANTS
Anyone interested in learning more about restorative justice, particularly in the context of domestic violence and sexual assault, will benefit from this webinar.  This may include community- and system-based advocates, criminal justice professionals, and other practitioners.

REGISTRATION DETAILS:  This webinar is open to OVW and FVPSA Grantees and to the general public. 

The webinar is free of charge (but you will have to pay for the phone call if you dial in).

Click here to Register

If you do not get a confirmation note almost immediately after registering,
please check your JUNK or SPAM email box.

This webinar will be closed captioned.

Questions?  For questions about this webinar, please contact the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women at ncdbw@ncdbw.org.  Please put “Restorative Justice Webinar – Part 2” in the subject line.
Can’t attend?  We plan to post a recording of the webinar on our website 7 – 10 days after the “live” presentation is complete.  Please check the Webinar Archive: Ending Mass Incarceration list if you are unable to attend the live presentation. You will also find recordings of past webinars there.



This project is supported by Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-KO53 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

 

 
Webinars from the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, Part 2: When Victims of Battering are Charged with Crimes: Effective Advocacy Strategies
Thursday, July 12, 20185:00 am – 6:30 am ChST
Content: What does a community need to do in order to enhance the responses to those victims who end up in the system as defendants?  Building on Part 1 of this series, this webinar will explore advocacy strategies from a “defense-based” perspective, including systems’ advocacy and concrete ideas of ways to work with individual victim defendants.  This webinar will highlight parts of A Toolkit for Systems Advocacy on Behalf of Victims of Battering Charged with Crimes developed by the National Clearinghouse (and available on their website).

Presenter: Cindene Pezzell, Esq., Legal Coordinator, National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

Learn more and register now!
 
Webinar Series: Cultural Responsiveness to Improve Domestic Violence Services: Working with Interpreters and Translators
When: July 12, 2018; 3:00 am – 4:00 am ChST

Provided by: Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence.
 
 
Cultural Responsiveness to Improve Domestic Violence Services Webinar Series ~ Working with Interpreters and Translators (part 4 of 4)
Date: July 12, 2018
 
Time: 3:00 am – 4:00 am ChST

Provided by: Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence

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Webinars from the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women ~ Part 2: When Victims of Battering are Charged with Crimes: Effective Advocacy Strategies

Thursday, July 12, 2018 / 5:00 am – 6:30 AM ChST


Content: What does a community need to do in order to enhance the responses to those victims who end up in the system as defendants?  Building on Part 1 of this series, this webinar will explore advocacy strategies from a “defense-based” perspective, including systems’ advocacy and concrete ideas of ways to work with individual victim defendants. This webinar will highlight parts of A Toolkit for Systems Advocacy on Behalf of Victims of Battering Charged with Crimes developed by the National Clearinghouse (and available on their website).

Presenter: Cindene Pezzell, Esq., Legal Coordinator, National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

Learn more and register now!

 
 
July Webinars from BWJP ~ Process Matters: Procedural Justice and its Impact on How Systems Respond to Domestic Violence
Friday, July 13, 2018 / 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST

Content: This training will provide a framework for improving access to justice in domestic violence cases through a procedural justice lens. The discussion will focus on the research underlying procedural justice, contextualizing these concepts within the realities of domestic violence cases and provide practical tools for overcoming the challenges to delivering procedural justice to all litigants. This will be an interactive session, where participants will be asked to use the chat box to provide examples of procedural justice from their own work. They will also be asked to identify challenges to delivering procedural justice and suggest unique strategic solutions, based on the information presented, to implement in their own practice and across the systems in which they work. Finally, participants will be asked to discuss how procedural justice and looking at perceptions of fairness can be used to identify opportunities for addressing actual unfairness and bias throughout systems that impact how domestic violence cases are adjudicated.

Presenter: Kate Wurmfeld, Center for Court Innovation

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Comparable Databases & Data Collection for Victim Service Providers; Best Practice Series ~ Texas Council on Family Violence
Provided by: National Network to End Domestic Violence, with support from Safe Housing Partnerships
 
Survivor Reentry Project Webinar Series ~ Vacatur & Immigration (part 3 of 4)
Provided by: ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence
 
July Webinars from BWJP ~ How Multnomah County Leveraged Technology to Better Connect Victims to the Support They Need

Friday, July 20, 2018 / 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST 


Content: As offenders move through the criminal justice system, so do their victims. "It's not done just because the case is done" is a common challenge we hear in interviews with crime victims. In 2017 Multnomah County partnered with Code for America to create a better experience for victims of crime as they navigate this complex system. Working together, they took a holistic approach in looking at all the touch points a victim may encounter. Victim advocacy tends to be front loaded, so they built technology to fill in the gaps, with a focus on post conviction efforts. The web portal aims to give crime victims the information they need and ensure it is timely and available when they need it. In this presentation, we'll share our approach to creating a victim-centered digital services, provide a demonstration, go over the outcomes we have seen, and discuss what we have learned both during the design process and after.

Presenter: Denise Pena, Manager of Victim’s Services Unit, Multnomah County, Oregon

Learn more and register now!

 
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Webinars from the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, Part 3: When Victims of Battering are Charged with Crimes: Helping Victim Defendants Navigate Concurrent Protection Order Proceedings
Wednesday, July 25, 20185:00 am – 6:30 am ChST
Content: This webinar is being presented in conjunction with the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit.  Victims of battering are often involved in multiple court interventions simultaneously.  Concurrent legal proceedings can impact one another, often to the detriment of the victims.  For example, victim defendants who testify in protection order proceedings risk having their testimony used against them in criminal court.  This webinar will explore ways advocates and attorneys can help to minimize the potential risks faced by victim defendants who also have open protection order proceedings.

Presenter: Cindene Pezzell, Esq., Legal Coordinator, National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

Learn more and register now!
 
Webinar from National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit , Removing Barriers for People with Disabilities Seeking Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 / 3:00 am – 4:30 am ChST
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Content: Individuals who seek domestic violence restraining orders already face a system that puts obstacles in their path. When a person has a disability, these obstacles present even more of a barrier to safety. This presentation will examine some of the unique dynamics of violence against people with disabilities as well as the barriers that they face when seeking domestic violence protection orders.  Additionally, it will present advocates and attorneys with tips for minimizing and eliminating the barriers throughout the process by making it more accessible to all.

Presenter: Ashley Brompton, The Center on Victimization and Safety, Vera Institute of Justice. Hosted by Monica Player, NCPOFFC

Learn more and register now!

 
Webinars from the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women ~ Part 3: When Victims of Battering are Charged with Crimes: Helping Victim Defendants Navigate Concurrent Protection Order Proceedings
Thursday, July 26, 2018 / 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST

Content: This webinar is being presented in conjunction with the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit.  Victims of battering are often involved in multiple court interventions simultaneously.  Concurrent legal proceedings can impact one another, often to the detriment of the victims.  For example, victim defendants who testify in protection order proceedings risk having their testimony used against them in criminal court.  This webinar will explore ways advocates and attorneys can help to minimize the potential risks faced by victim defendants who also have open protection order proceedings.

Presenter: Cindene Pezzell, Esq., Legal Coordinator, National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

Learn more and register now!
 
PREA Power Hour: Chat with an Expert on PREA Standard 115.15
Provided by: National PREA Resource Center
 
 
 
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