Enhancing Existing Partnerships To Hold Dangerous Abusers Accountable
Organization(s): Battered Women's Justice Project (BWJP)
Jul 30, 2019 — Aug 1, 2019
This conference will help both new and experienced CCR teams improve their practices in identifying, investigating, documenting, and prosecuting cases that involve strangulation, stalking, abuse of technology, and firearms. As a result of this conference, attendees will be better able to: Analyze the reasons why strangulation, stalking, the abuse of technology and firearms raise risk and danger to victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence; Tailor specific responses to address both victim safety and offender accountability in potentially lethal cases; Investigate and prosecute offenders who strangle, stalk, abuse technology and firearms to promote accountability; Collect and preserve evidence of strangulation, stalking, technology abuse, and the presence of firearms; Draft detailed written reports and improve prosecution outcomes; Empower victims through sound trauma-informed investigations and prosecutions of IPV and sexual violence; Continue to enhance existing partnerships to strengthen your jurisdiction's response to dangerous offenders; Design community-specific action plans that can help promote changes to current practices in your community to hold offenders accountable and centralize victim safety.
Target Audience: Grantees are strongly encouraged to attend the conference in multidisciplinary teams involved in a Coordinated Community Response. Teams should include representatives from law enforcement, prosecution, and advocacy. Registration for this event is currently open to OVW grantees that receive funding from the Improving Criminal Justice Responses (ICJR) Program until full.