Webinar from the Center for Court Innovation
Meeting the Needs of Justice-Involved Women: Specialized Court Responses to Victim-Defendants
Thursday, March 30th / 3:00 p.m. EST (90 minutes)
Content: Research on justice system responses has shown that a one size-fits-all approach is not effective. For female defendants, it is especially critical that their needs are met in an individualized, gender-responsive way. Justice-involved women have complex histories of trauma and abuse that can be masked if courts aren't assessing them effectively. This can be complicated further when the line between victim and defendant blurs, particularly in cases involving intimate partner violence and human trafficking.
This webinar will discuss best practices for working with justice-involved women. It will highlight the work of the Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Court in New York, which has a Hidden Victims Project that identifies victims of human trafficking and links them to services.
Faculty: Robyn Mazur, Center for Court Innovation, Afua Addo, Center for Court Innovation, Judge Toko Serita, Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Court, New York.
Registration/Questions: This webinar is free and open to all who wish to attend. We are committed to access for participants with disabilities and Deaf participants. We encourage our colleagues with disabilities and Deaf colleagues to attend. If you have a question regarding access, please contact Jenna Smith at the Center for Court Innovation: smithje@courtinnov
Conference for OVW Grantees from Sexual Violence Justice Institute @ Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA)
2017 National Institute for SART Team Leaders
May 8-10, 2017 / Bloomington, MN
Content: The Institute is a 2 ½ day program designed for coordinators, team leaders, and state and territorial level leaders who coordinate or support local teams responding to sexual violence.
The Institute’s primary objective is to build the capacity of team leaders to design and facilitate effective team processes. Effective team leadership is essential to a team’s overall development. It is complex, challenging, and rewarding work. Creating social and system change improvement requires more than knowledge of best practices undefined it also requires the ability to influence multiple systems and agencies toward improved outcomes. The Institute will build the skills you need to lead multidisciplinary teams as they design, implement, and evaluate their community’s response to sexual violence.
Registration Information: While this conference places priority registration for OVW Rural Grantees, registration is now open for all OVW Grantees. Rural grantees may use their OVW set-aside training funds to cover travel expenses to attend. Since this is a Rural Program OVW-sponsored event, Rural grantees do not need to seek prior approval from their OVW Program Specialist. All other OVW grantees are required to check with their program specialist about the ability to use their training set aside dollars to come to the Institute.
Questions? Johnanna Ganz, firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-288-7451
Learn more and register now!
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