This two-day training focuses on working within the civil and criminal justice systems in 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, as well as offer useful information on navigating the court system.
Day one features Attorney Anne Murray, Director of the Columbus City Attorney's Domestic Violence and Stalking Unit, who will focus on Ohio domestic violence criminal law, criminal remedies available to domestic violence survivors, the criminal system and process, and what criminal protections are available to survivors of domestic violence. In addition, you will learn effective ways to advocate with victims involved with the criminal system, and important information on the realities of navigating the criminal system as a victim of domestic violence.
Day two will be led by Alexandria Ruden, an attorney with the Cleveland Legal Aid Society, who established a domestic violence unit and co-authored “Ohio Domestic Violence Law.” Attorney Ruden will focus on civil remedies developed for domestic violence victims, including extensive discussion and learning on civil protection orders. The implications of having both a criminal and civil domestic violence case going through the system will also be discussed. This information will enable participants to advocate effectively for domestic violence survivors, establish appropriate safety plans with them, and will provide all advocates with a real world view on the benefits, risks and challenges of working with the civil and criminal justice system.
11 CEUs for Social Workers and Counselors
Registration Deadline: September 15, 2014