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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

All day
Training: Enhancing Cultural Responsiveness in the Courts
Hosted By: Casa de Esperanza
Date: October 29-30, 2019
Location: Baltimore, MD

Enhancing Cultural Responsiveness in the Courts is an interactive training for court staff focusing on the importance of enhancing cultural responsive approaches that increase access for survivors of family violence and sexual assault from diverse communities.
As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:
  • Facilitate access to justice by fostering more culturally responsive court staff.
  • Identify role-specific responsibilities in implementing culturally responsive practices in the courts.
  • Assess culturally specific barriers survivors may face in the criminal and civil justice systems and design strategies for overcoming those challenges.

Below are some of the topics that will be addressed. Please note that it is subject to change.
  • Mentor Court Case Study
  • Court Culture, Access to Justice and Bias
  • Cultural Responsiveness & Systems Mapping
  • Collaborations with Communities
  • Problem Solving and Team Action Planning

Attendance is limited to 40 participants representing Justice for Families, Improving Criminal Justice Response (ICJR), STOP and their OVW grant partners. Grantees may use their OVW travel funds to send court staff and partners to this training. The ideal team consists of 3 to 4 participants who work DV/SA cases such as judges, court clerks, security personnel, court advocates and DV prosecutors, and other court-related stakeholders such as domestic violence advocates or civil legal services attorneys. Please note that one of these participants needs to be a member of a community-based organization.
Sites interested in attending must register here by August 30, 2019 at 5pm EST. Please submit one application per team member by the deadline (even if you are still awaiting approval internally). 
For questions about this training or for more information, please contact Jose Juan Lara Jr. at
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