Justice Systems Advocacy

Written by Amy Smith. Posted in Training - Descriptions and Information

This two-day training focuses on working within the civil and criminal justice systems i n partnership with survivors of domestic violence. Experts with extensive experience in the civil and criminal fields will provide insider information about both the criminal and civil responses to domestic violence, and useful information on navigating the court system. Day one focuses on how the criminal system addresses domestic violence in Ohio, and includes understanding the legal definition of domestic violence, the court process, and the role the advocate plays in court. Annie Murray, director of the Columbus City Attorney’s domestic violence and stalking unit, will bring her decades of experience in the criminal arena to teach participants about the criminal system. On day two, Alexandria Ruden, attorney for the Cleveland legal aid society and co-author of Ohio Domestic Violence Law, will discuss the ways in which the civil system can assist survivors of domestic violence in obtaining safety. The training will also include serious discussion about the pros and cons of using these systems and the potential unintended consequences of criminal or civil options.


12 CEU’s available for licensed social workers and counselors

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