EVENT: Veterans Treatment Courts & Community-Based Domestic Violence Programs: Collaborating for Safety and Accountability May 2-4, 2016 / Handlery Hotel, San Diego, CA

EVENT: Veterans Treatment Courts & Community-Based Domestic Violence Programs: Collaborating for Safety and Accountability May 2-4, 2016 / Handlery Hotel, San Diego, CA  http://bit.ly/1LzOWov

The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) is pleased to announce an exciting 2 ½ day training that will address military and veteran-related domestic violence and the diversion of offenders through Veterans Treatment Courts (VTCs) and similar criminal justice programs.

While the majority of Veterans Treatment Courts (VTCs) in our country are accepting domestic violence cases, VTC staffs are rarely connected to or collaborating with their local community-based domestic violence advocates. In turn, community-based advocates often have no knowledge of local VTC operations.

This training will bring together local teams of VTC staff, domestic violence court staff, and community-based advocates from jurisdictions in which VTCs are or are considering accepting domestic violence offenses. Through plenary and breakout sessions, attendees will develop individual and system linkages at the community level and work towards improving veteran-related victim safety and enhancing veteran accountability.

Topics addressed during this training will include:

  • Context of Violence
  • Risk & Danger
  • Combat Stress, Co-occurring Conditions & Domestic Violence
  • Key Components of Veterans Treatment Courts
  • Domestic Violence Courts
  • Victim Advocacy and Its Integration into VTCs
  • Offender Intervention Programs
  • Protection Orders, Firearms, & Federal Law
  • The Military’s Response to Domestic Violence
  • Veterans Health Administration Services
  • Collaboration

Please follow the link for more information and share with your network.  Thank you.