Presented by Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center
Date: April 10-11th, 2013
Location: Boston Marriot Copley Place
The DRIVING CHANGE CONFERENCE, presented by the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, will provide training to communities and organizations interested in learning about the Domestic Violence High Risk Team Model as well as provide ongoing education to those in the field that have already implemented the model. The conference will feature nationally recognized experts in the field and will focus on the guiding principles and promising practices of the Domestic Violence High Risk Team Model. Workshops will provide practical, hands-on training for police officers, probation, prosecutors and advocates in the response to high risk domestic violence cases. The goal of the conference is to give communities the tools and knowledge they need to transform the way they respond to potentially lethal domestic violence cases.
WORKSHOPS WILL INCLUDE:
Domestic Violence High Risk Teams: An Overview
Lethality Assessment Program Overview
Domestic Violence Crime Scene Investigation: Best Practices
Using Risk Assessment Information in the Criminal Justice System: A Panel Discussion
Profile of Killers: Intelligence on Men Who Murder Their Intimate Partners
Domestic Violence High Risk Team Operations - How Does it Work?
Using the Lethality Assessment Tool within the Domestic Violence High Risk Team Model
Getting Your Judge on Board
Best Strategies for Probation Supervision of High Risk Offenders
Domestic Violence High Risk Team Network Roadmap to Implementation - Adapting the Model for your Community
Risk Assessment Skills for Advocates
New Tools for Assessing Risk in Court Ordered Batterers' Intervention Programs
Documentation, Investigation and Successful Prosecution of Strangulation Crimes
Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell - The leading expert in intimate partner homicide research will present her findings and what we've learned about applying this research in the field. Participants will be eligible for certification to administer to the danger assessment tool upon completion.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The Domestic Violence High Risk Team Model requires a multidisciplinary effort that brings together domestic violence victim advocates, prosecutors, law enforcement, probation officers and batterers' intervention. To get the most from the conference, please consider attending with partners from your community. Group registration rates are available for four or more members.
OVW GRANTEE INFORMATION:
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center is seeking approval from The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) for grantees to use their OVW funds to pay for this conference. Until formal approval is communicated, OVW grantees may contact their grant manager to obtain approval.