This event is hosted by the Center for Court Innovation in collaboration with Futures Without Violence. 

The Center for Court Innovation in collaboration with Futures Without Violence is hosting a training institute in Decatur, GA on November 7 and 8, 2019. The 2-day training event is designed for jurisdictions who would like to learn more about holistic responses to abusive partner accountability. Sites may send teams of 3-4 people. The training will provide an opportunity to gain hands-on experience observing offender accountability mechanisms in action, learn from national experts about holistic responses to abusive partner accountability engagement, connect with peers, and create action plans to create sustainable, holistic responses to abusive partner accountability and engagement. 

The training institute will highlight the work of Men Stopping Violence, Caminar Latino, and the DeKalb County Magistrate Court, and will provide substantive strategies on how to incorporate community engagement, cultural responsivity, and court collaboration into a holistic approach to offender accountability. 

Sites may send teams of 3-4 people, including judges, court coordinators, probation, victim advocates, and abusive partner intervention program staff. 

To apply, click here.

Agenda

Wednesday, November 6, 6:00pm - 7:30pm [OPTIONAL]

On a first come, first served basis, capped at 12 people, participants may attend an optional session to learn more about Caminar Latino's work, which focuses on creating opportunities for Latino families, affected by violence, to transform their lives and communities. This session will include a tour of Caminar Latino's offices. If you are interested in attending this session, you must indicate it on your registration form. We will let you know if you are selected to attend.

Thursday, November 7, 8:30am - 4:30pm

  • Welcome and Overview

  • Team Introductions

  • Laying the Foundation: The Guiding Principles of Holistic Responses to Offender Accountability and Engagement 

  • Principles in Practice: Relational and Active Accountability

  • Principles in Practice: Centering Survivor Voices

  • Principles in Practice: Reflecting and Valuing Culture & Community

  • Principles in Practice: Identifying Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, and Results 

  • Overview of the Compliance Calendar and Tactics and Choices Class

  • Wrap-Up and Evaluations  

Thursday, November 7, 6:15pm - 8:30pm [OPTIONAL]

On a first come, first served basis, capped at 12 people, participants will be invited to attend a two-hour session of Men Stopping Violence's 24-week abusive partner intervention program, Men At Work. This program offers men the education and the tools they need to begin changing violent and abusive behavior. The course is for anyone who wants to live more peacefully, establish meaningful relationships in their lives, and create safe communities for women and girls. In this course, men will receive information about violence against women, interact with other men, and complete exercises that help deepen their understanding of ways to make healthy and safe choices. If you are interested in attending this session, you must indicate it on your registration form. We will let you know if you are selected to attend.

Friday, November 8, 8:00am - 6:15pm

  • Court Observation: Domestic Violence Compliance Calendar

  • Debrief

  • Self-Assessment and Action Planning

  • Tactics and Choices Observation 

  • Tactics and Choices Debrief

  • Wrap-Up and Evaluations  

This event has received OVW approval. However, please do not make any travel arrangements until you receive confirmation from us that your team has been selected to attend.

To apply, please click the "Apply Now" button and complete the online form by September 13. Please complete this form carefully, with particular attention to your name, company/organization, and contact information. 

Please Note:

  • Please do not make any travel arrangements until you receive confirmation from us that your team has been selected to attend.

  • The training is free, but all travel expenses are paid for out of your jurisdiction's grant and not by the Center for Court Innovation. Please inquire with your grant manager/fiscal team for information regarding reimbursement.

  • Teams can use their ICJR, STOP, and Rural funding to attend. Justice for Families grantees must receive approval from the Center for Court Innovation and their grant manager to use grant funding.

  • Teams are expected to attend the full two-day event (not including optional sessions). The Center for Court Innovation may take your team's participation at the training into consideration when reviewing applications for future events.

We are committed to access for participants with disabilities and Deaf participants. We encourage our colleagues with disabilities and Deaf colleagues to attend. If you have a question regarding access, please contact CJ Glackin at glackincj@courtinnovation.org.

This project is supported by Award No. 2018-TA-AX-K026 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.