Through These Doors (the domestic violence resource center in Cumberland County, Maine) and Maine Pre-Trial Services were awarded a prestigious grant from the MacArthur Foundation in October 2018 to improve collaboration between the two organizations to reach women who are incarcerated identifying as victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence. This pilot project, Project Safe Release, is one of the first nationally to partner victim advocacy services and pre-trial services.
Over the past 30 years, researchers and professionals in a variety of human services and animal welfare disciplines have established significant correlations between animal abuse, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse, and other forms of violence. Mistreating animals is no longer seen as an isolated incident that can be ignored; it is often an indicator or predictor of crime and a “red flag” warning sign that other family members in the household may not be safe.
In “An Approach to High Lethality Domestic Violence Offenders: The Accountability Court Model,” supervising officers, judges, and attorneys will be exposed to the important elements of risk assessment, monitoring, communication, and community stakeholders in the function of supervising high-lethality offenders in a high-lethality accountability court or on a specialized domestic violence high-risk caseload.
Course objectives include:
The “National Institute on the Prosecution of Domestic Violence” (NIPDV) is a three-and-a-half-day interactive training that explores the complex issues that arise in intimate partner violence cases. The Institute challenges prosecutors to exercise sound judgment and creativity in their efforts to hold offenders accountable while minimizing the burdens that the criminal justice process places on victims. The curriculum focuses on the importance of evidence-based prosecution and includes the following topics:
Join the Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) for a webinar on the high rate of co-occurrence between child abuse and domestic violence. Participants will learn how children are used after separation by the abusive parent to continue the battering, power, and control.
The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) invites you to join this month’s Final Friday’s webinar presentation, “Planning & Implementing An Offender-Focused Domestic Violence Strategy, " on Friday, August 26 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET.