The Youthful Offender Domestic Violence Court: Can A Court Help Break The Cycle? / 29 January 2013

Presented by: BWJP

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm Central Time
Location: Your Desk

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1) Teleconference (cost of calling long distance to Texas is your responsibility); 
2) VoIP (free audio through the internet, speakers are required). 

Presenters: Gene A. Johnson, Jr. facilitates and develops curriculum for court mandated juvenile male batter’s intervention classes for Edwin Gould Services For Family STEPS To End Family Violence Teen Accountability Program in Brooklyn and Bronx, New York, and Rebecca Thomforde Hauser, Associate Director, Domestic Violence and Sex Offense Programs Center for Court Innovation.

Content: What is teen dating violence and what are the challenges in addressing it? How has the court system responded in the past and how can it change to make a difference in the lives of teens? This webinar led by STEPS to End Family Violence’s Teen Accountability Program, an adolescent batterers’ program, and Center for Court Innovation (Center) will discuss these key issues of teen dating violence and highlight one court system's response, the Youthful Offender Domestic Violence Court (YODVC).
The Center, a private non-profit organization and a VAWO funded national technical assistance provider, has planned and implemented YODVCs in the greater New York Area, including Brooklyn and the Bronx. YODVC hears misdemeanor domestic violence cases in which the defendant is between the age of 16 and 19, focusing on linking victims to specialized teen services while monitoring defendants’ participation in a free 12 week batterer program designed especially for youthful offenders.  A dedicated judge, ADA, a victim advocate specializing in teen dating violence, and a batterer’s program designed especially for teens work together to create an environment of accountability and increased access to victim services. The Brooklyn YODVC is a current recipient of OVW's Court Training and Enhancement Grant.

Registration Details:
 This webinar is open to OVW GTEAP (Arrest) Grantees, the Military Email List, and the general public.

  • GTEAP grantees: you will need your OVW-issued grant number to register for this training. 
  • Military Email List use: 2011-WEAX-1981
  • General public you will need to use: 2011-WEAX-1801
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