BWJP will present a free two-day training on military and veteran-related domestic violence and best practices for screening, assessment, and intervention. This training is tailored to individuals who work in and with courts that handle criminal cases involving military veteran defendants, including Veterans Treatment Court staff, domestic violence court staff, and community-based victim advocates.

This training will address topics including Screening; Risk & Risk Assessment; Contextual Analysis; Intersection of Co-occurring Conditions & Domestic Violence; Victims and Victim Advocates; Pretrial and Probation Supervision; Firearms and Domestic Violence-related Prohibitions; Offender Intervention Programs; and Veterans Health Administration Services.

Who will benefit from this training

  • Criminal justice professionals (to include judges, attorneys, pretrial and probation officers, and court coordinators)
  • Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) staff
  • Domestic violence court staff
  • Domestic violence victim advocates and intervention program staff
  • Substance abuse and mental health treatment professionals
  • VA Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) specialists and Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Coordinators

Attendance Requests and Scholarships

Individuals who desire to attend this training must submit an online request form. There is no deadline, but there will be limited seating available at the training site and requests will be honored in the order they are received. 

BWJP will award a limited number of scholarships to jurisdictional teams in consultation with our grant funder, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). Scholarships will cover travel and lodging costs. To be eligible for a scholarship, teams must consist of:

  • Two (2) VTC staff members
  • One (1) domestic violence court staff member (if such a court exists in the jurisdiction)
  • One (1) local, community-based victim advocate   Note: If the VTC does not have an existing relationship with a community-based advocacy organization, BWJP will assist in identifying who may fill this spot.

Scholarship applications are due Wednesday, August 8, 2018. BWJP will notify all applicants by Wednesday, August 15, 2018 if they have or have not been selected. Those not selected may still attend the training self-funded and do not need to also complete an attendance request. 

OVW and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) grantees should contact their grant managers for approval to use grant funds to attend this training. BJA grantees cc Gregory Torain, DOJ Policy Analyst, at Gregory.Torain@usdoj.gov.

Lodging and Travel

BWJP has reserved a block of rooms at the training site -- the Omni Hotel in Jacksonville, FL. BWJP will pay for scholarship recipients lodging and airline travel in advance and reimburse other travel expenses after the training. Self-funded attendees will be eligible for the conference lodging rate ($93 plus $12.09 tax), but must request lodging through BWJP by Friday, September 14, 2018.   

Questions

Training Content, Scholarships, and Registration Requests: Brian Clubb, Military & Veterans Advocacy Coordinator, 571-384-0985; bclubb@bwjp.org.   

Lodging and Funded Travel: Jeanne Larson, Conference and Logistics Manager, 612-824-8768, ext. 101; jlarson@bwjp.org.