Domestic Violence, Firearms, and the Military / 24 April 2013

Presented By: The Battered Women's Justice Project

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm Central Time
Location: Your Desk

The Battered Women’s Justice Project is pleased to present this Webinar on domestic violence, firearms, and the military. The ability to carry a firearm is a significant issue for active duty military personnel. What are the laws that impact a domestic violence offender’s ability to buy or possess firearms? What constitutes a qualifying conviction or protection order that may result in the loss of the ability to buy or possess firearms? Do these laws apply to active duty service members? Discussion will include triggering the federal law, nuances of the prohibitions, possible implications for service members, as well as similar state firearm prohibitions. Whether you work for the military or work in a civilian community-based organization or program, this Webinar will provide valuable information that will expand your understanding of existing laws and how they apply to military personnel and enhance your ability to intervene effectively when serving military service members and their families. We hope you will join us for this informative session.

Presenter: Sarah Henry, Attorney Advisor, National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit

Moderator: Ellen C. Schell, Director, Military Families Program, The Legal Project, Albany, NY.

Description: Do you have questions about domestic violence firearm prohibitions? Confused about what makes a protection order or misdemeanor qualifying? Do you work with domestic violence survivors who are in the military or are military family members? Do you work with service members whose jobs depend on the ability to carry a firearm? Do you have questions about how existing laws apply to active duty service members who are domestic violence offenders? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this Webinar is for you. The Webinar is open to all disciplines.

Registration Details: This webinar is open to OVW Grantees and the general public.

  • GTEAP (Arrest) GRANTEES: you are REQUIRED to enter your OVW-issued grant number when registering for this training. 
A webinar is an on-line seminar and requires access to the internet to connect.

Audio options are: 
1) Teleconference
 (Your standard long distance charges will apply); 
2) VoIP 
(free audio through the internet, speakers are required). 

Do you require closed captioning?
 BWJP requires 5 business days notice. Please email us at with "Closed Captioning" in the subject line. 

***You will receive a confirmation email from immediately after registering.  If you don’t see it in your inbox, please check your spam or junk mail. You will receive the invitation containing the webinar and audio information the day before the event. Please keep both emails***

Questions of a technical nature or regarding your grant or eligibility for the webinar should be forwarded to BWJP (


Funded by the Office on Violence Against Women, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Health and Human Services
Copyright © 2009 Battered Women’s Justice Project
Conference Registration by Threegate Media Group