The National Association for Court Management, invites you to participate in its 75-minute Domestic Violence webinar November 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. EST.
Domestic violence crimes that involve a power and control (or coercive control) relationship between intimate partners are the main focus of this webinar. Many situations labeled “domestic violence” do not pose the additional challenges presented by coercive- controlling intimate-partner crimes. In no other crime will a court system encounter victims and abusers who often still live together, victims who attend court with the abuser, and cases that involve a level of continuing danger because of the ongoing relationship and the dynamics that exist. Victim behavior is often contradictory, counterintuitive, and perplexing to court staff, court administration, and judges, leading to inappropriate and dangerous justice system responses. By understanding how a power-and-control dynamic can impact the behaviors of both parties, court staff will be able to focus on safety for the parties and court staff; procedural justice for both victims and abusers; and developing systems that respond to victims’ needs while holding offenders accountable.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Members may download a complimentary copy of the Domestic Violence Guide after logging into the membership portal on nacmnet.org. Non members may purchase a copy of the Guide for $10 from the bookstore.