Training Details

Domestic Violence Danger Assessment and Risk Management / 15 - 16 March 2012

San Antonio, TX
Sponsored by Emerge, Inc.

Date: March 15-16, 2012

Location: San Antonio, Texas


Teaching Objectives: This training conference is intended for members of domestic violence teams who are recipients of the Grants to Encourage Arrest (GTEAP) grant and Rural Grantees, including police officers, dispatchers, victim advocates, probation officers, prosecutors, batterer intervention program staff, and child welfare workers. The teaching objectives are to give participants up-to-date information and perspective about risk markers for domestic homicides and serious assaults, and to help identify more comprehensive and safe practices for assessing danger, protecting victims, and monitoring batterers.

Faculty and Guest Speakers: 
The faculty includes David Adams of Emerge, Connie Sponsler of the Battered Women’s Justice Project, Lt. Jon Tiplady of the Danvers Police Department, Rebecca Dreke of the Stalking Resource Center, Nancy Halverson of Hennepin County Community Corrections, and Courtney Cahill of the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office. There will be a wide range of experienced Guest Speakers representing model practices for danger assessment and victim-safety planning established by police, prosecutors, judges, probation, batterers intervention programs, and child welfare.

Workshop Curriculum, March 15

      8:15    Registration and continental breakfast

8:45    Welcome and introductions                                                                                           

  • Overview of research findings about domestic violence homicides and killer types
  • Guidelines for working with victims to assess danger plan for safety                        
  • Police strategies for assessing dangerous suspects
  • Pre-sentence Investigations                        
  • Stalking and Cyberstalking

4:30    End of training day

Workshop Curriculum, March 16

8:00     Continental breakfast

8:30     Beginning of training day

  • Flash Break Out Sessions on At-Risk Populations         
  • Using the DVSI and the SARA
  • Recognizing Trauma
  • Safety First: A Model Risk Management Program for Dangerous Offenders
  • Gun Seizures and Storage  
  • Demonstration role play and discussion: Interviewing a batterer to assess danger     

4:30    End of training day       

If you have questions about workshop content, call or e-mail David Adams at EMERGE: 
(617) 547-9879 or


Arrest Grantees, you must use your OVW-issued grant number to register for this training.

Rural Grantees, please use this number to register:
2010 WEAX 1933
*If you do not require a hotel room you cannot register for this training at this time. Please call Jeanne Larson at 612-824-8768 x101 to be placed on a waiting list. There is no charge for this training; however, local attendees who do not rent a hotel room are charged $25 per day for food and materials.

This training conference is limited to 65 participants, so register early!  
The registration cut-off date is FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012, or whenever registration slots are filled. Your registration will be automatically confirmed via a confirmation email and will include hotel reservation information.  Confirmation email comes from noreply@bwjp.orgCheck your junk mail!!  Cancellations and name changes must be made in writing.  Remember; do not make travel arrangements until your registration is confirmed.