Domestic Violence Risk Assessment and Management (Massachusetts)
This two-day conference presents the latest findings about intimate partner homicides in Massachusetts as well as promising practices in risk assessment and management. The highly experienced presenters will represent each part of the response system, including police, prosecutors, probation, victim advocacy, child welfare, health care, abuser interventions, legal services, and high risk teams. (To see the complete training agenda, click on the registration link below.) This training is for those who work on domestic violence cases in Massachusetts only. (See below for information on trainings in other states.)
There is no tuition fee.
If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please call DeAnna at 617-547-9879. For other information or questions, please contact David Adams of Emerge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Domestic Violence Danger Assessment and Risk Management (Nationwide)
This training conference is intended for members of domestic violence teams who are recipients of Community Defined Solutions to Domestic Violence grants (CDs, formerly Grants to Encourage Arrest), including police officers, dispatchers, victim advocates, probation officers, prosecutors, batterer intervention program staff, and child welfare workers. 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.
For more information and to register, contact the Battered Women’s Justice Project at 800-903-0111 ext. 101 or click here.
The faculty includes David Adams of Emerge, Connie Sponsler of the Battered Women’s Justice Project, Lt. Jon Tiplady of the Danvers Police Department, Rebecca Dreke of the Stalking Resource Center, Nancy Halverson of Hennepin County Community Corrections, and Courtney Cahill of the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office. There are a wide range of experienced Guest Speakers representing model practices for danger assessment and victim-safety planning established by police, prosecutors, judges, probation, batterer intervention programs, and child welfare.
Workshop Curriculum, Day 1
8:15 Registration and continental breakfast
8:45 Welcome and introductions
- Overview of research findings about domestic violence homicides and killer types
- Guidelines for working with victims to assess danger and plan for safety
- Police strategies for assessing dangerous suspects
- Stalking, Cyber stalking and Uses of Other Technologies
4:30 End of training day
Workshop Curriculum, Day 2
8:00 Continental breakfast
8:30 Beginning of training day
- Using the DVSI and the SARA
- Recognizing Trauma
- Safety First: A Model Risk Management Program for Dangerous Offenders
- Gun Seizures and Storage
- Demonstration role play and discussion: Interviewing a batterer to assess danger
4:30 End of training day
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.
If you have questions about workshop content, e-mail David Adams or call the office at (617) 547-9879.
Emerge also offers a training DVD, which can be purchased here.
This training conference is limited to 60 participants, so register early!
Cancellations and name changes must be made in writing. Please remember to not make travel arrangements until your registration is confirmed.
Your registration will be automatically confirmed via email, and will include hotel reservation information. Confirmation emails come from email@example.com. Check your junk mail folder if you do not receive this email.
This training is for recipients of Community Defined Solutions to Domestic Violence grants (formerly Grants to Encourage Arrest) recipients only.
You must use your OVW-issued grant number to register for this training.