The conference will be held in New Orleans, LA on June 16-17, 2015.
Arrest (GTEAP) grantees, you must use your OVW-issued grant number to register for this training. Rural grantees, please use this number to register: 2010-WEAX-1933. The registration deadline is now May 22, 2015.
Domestic Violence Danger Assessment and Risk Management (Nationwide)
This training conference is intended for everyone who works as part of an coordinated community response to domestic violence. The teaching objectives are to give participants up-to-date information and perspective about risk markers for domestic homicides and serious assaults, and to help identify more comprehensive and safe practices for assessing danger, protecting victims, and monitoring batterers.
June 16-17, 2015, New Orleans
Tuesday, June 16
8:15 – 8:45 Registration
8:45 Welcome, Introductions, Overview of Training Curriculum – David Adams, Emerge
9:00 Profiling Abusers and Killers: Common Traits and Differences – David A.
10:45 Collaborating with Victims to Assess Danger and Plan for Safety – Stephanie Avalon,
Battered Women’s Justice Project
12:15 LUNCH (on your own)
1:15 Holding High Risk Offenders Accountable – Prosecutor Courtney Cahill,
Bristol County D.A.’s Office
3:00 Threat Assessment and Stalking – Rebecca Dreke, Stalking Resource Center
4:25-4:30 Wrap Up – David A.
Wednesday, June 17
8:30 Greater Newburyport High Risk Team – Kelly Dunne, Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center & Detective Robert Wile, Amesbury Police Department
10:00 Understanding Trauma – Lisa Tieszen, Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery, and
Diane Coffey, Victim Services Coordinator, MA Parole Board
11:00 Screening for Risk: Use of the DVSI – Nancy Halverson, Hennepin County
Community Corrections and Rehabilitation
12:30 LUNCH (on your own)
1:30 Police Strategies for Assessing Danger Suspects – Lt. Jon Tiplady (retired), Danvers Police Dept.
3:15 Batterer Intervention Responses to Dangerousness – David A.
4:15 – 4:30 Final Questions, Wrap Up
This project is supported by Grant 2008-TA-AX-K018 awarded by the Office of Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this document are those of the author(s) and don’t necessarily represent the views of the Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women.
Each participant will receive a training packet of danger assessment tools and guidelines, as well as an interactive training DVD entitled, Domestic Violence Danger Assessment and Safety Planning, produced by EMERGE with funding from the U.S. Department of Justice. The training is free of charge but you must pay your own transportation, hotel and per diem costs.
If you have questions about workshop content, e-mail David Adams.
For questions related to conference logistics or OVW grants, please contact Jeanne Larson at BWJP: 612-824-8768, x101; or email at email@example.com.
You will receive a confirmation upon completion of your registration to the email address you submit on your registration form. This confirmation includes instructions and deadlines for making your hotel reservations. If you do NOT receive this confirmation (check your junk mail) please contact Jeanne Larson and she will send you a copy. Thank you!
A training conducted by the Office on Violence against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, in partnership with EMERGE, Inc.
Emerge also offers a training DVD, which can be purchased here.