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We offer a number of ways for grantees to connect with experts in the field, to learn from each other, and to be exposed to some of the best materials in the field of domestic violence intervention. Check this page frequently for information related to upcoming events.

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2014 Community Assessment Institute
Webinar training on general institutional analysis topics
Webinar series on the Domestic Violence Best Practice Assessment Guides



  WEBINAR TRAINING SERIES ON THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BEST PRACTICE ASSESSMENT GUIDES

After over 30+ years of organizing, assessing, monitoring, and researching 911 through prosecution response to cases involving battering, we know a lot about what works and what does not work to help keep victims safe and to hold offenders accountable. The tools outlined in the Domestic Violence Best Practice Assessment Guides distill this accumulated knowledge into specific guidelines for practice for 911 responses through prosecution charging decisions. Join us for one or all parts in this series. 

Part 1: July 9, 2014
The Critical Starting Point: Best Practices in 911
Key steps in the criminal justice system’s response to battering rely on accurate details and descriptions of the scene from 911 call takers and/or dispatchers. Responding patrol officers rely on 911 for information about the incident and elements of potential danger to themselves and those at the scene. If certain types of information are gathered and documented during the 911 call, prosecutors can make charging decisions that best support victim safety and offender accountability. Join us for this webinar training to learn more about current best practices and how to assess and improve your community’s 911 responses to battering. 

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911 Case File Review Checklist

Part 2: August 13, 2014
Building the Case: Best Practices in Patrol & Investigation
Initial police patrol response and investigations build the case and directly impact case disposition. From collecting basic evidence to predominant aggressor determinations to specific questions related to risk and danger, the Domestic Violence Best Practice Assessment Guides detail best practices in both police patrol response and investigations. Join us for this webinar training to learn more about current best practices and how to assess and improve your community’s patrol and investigation responses to battering. 

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Part 3: September 10, 2014
Presenting the Case: Best Practices in Prosecution Charging Decisions
From a careful evaluation of the history, context, and severity of violence to forfeiture for wrongdoing determinations to guidelines for victim engagement, the Domestic Violence Best Practice Assessment Guides detail best practices in prosecution charging decisions in cases involving battering. Join us for this webinar training to learn more about current best practices and how to assess and improve your community’s prosecution responses to battering.

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WEBINAR TRAINING ON GENERAL TOPICS RELATED TO INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS
Receive quality training on institutional analysis and community assessments over the internet.

Webinar connection and call-in information will be sent with registration confirmation. If you do not receive confirmation withing a few minutes of registering, check your Spam folder. Contact liz@praxisinternational.org if you need assistance.

Long distance charges to participate can be paid for with you OVW set-aside training funds.

2nd Wednesdays of each month. All sessions are from 2:00 - 3:15 pm Central Time.

October 8, 2014
Top 10 Tips for Conducting Interviews and Observations
Sarah Morrison, Center for the Study of Social Policy

A community assessment process is rooted in the first-hand experiences of real people’s lives – including that of the front line workers whose actions directly impact public safety. Interviewing practitioners about their day to day work is just as important as is actually observing them engaged in it. To observe without interviewing means we risk making up the meaning of what we see; to interview without observing means we miss the actual work that people do. This webinar will provide you with concrete tips to prepare for and implement meaningful interviews and observations as part of your fuller community assessment. 

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 INSTITUTES
4-day annual training institutes for local teams to be immersed in the full range of tools and methods involved in community assessments as outlined by the Praxis Safety and Accountability Audit

Community Assessment Institute follow up materials, May 2014:

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PDF IconTab 2: Note-taking worksheets

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