Justice and Hope
Justice & Hope
Domestic Violence Awareness Conference
Keynote Presentation & Workshops
Casey Gwinn, J.D.
President and Co-Founder of
The National Family Justice Center Alliance
Link to more information on Casey Gwinn, J.D.
"Working Together to Change the World
for Hurting Families"
JUSTICE & HOPE 2012
7:30 - 8:30 am Registration/Coffee
8:30 - 8:45 am Welcome Loowit Room
Opening comments Rosanne Ponzetti, PeaceHealth Regional VP of Human Resources.
Housekeeping and Introductions - Chere Weiss, Conference Coordinator
8:45 - 11:45 Keynote Presentation
Working Together to Change the World for Hurting Families.
Casey Gwinn, Esq., President and Co-Founder Family Justice Center Alliance
Community collaboration models are the answer to meeting the goal of zero tolerance for domestic violence homicides in our communities. Identifying high risk teens, best practices in lethality assessments and safety planning, understanding the impact of strangulation assaults, and developing a deeper understanding of multi-disciplinary approaches to enhance offender accountability are all within our reach when we work together.
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:45 Keynote Continues
11:45 - 12:30 Lunch Buffet is served. Raffle and Announcements
12:30- 2:00 General Assembly Loowit Room
Working with Male Survivors of Sexual Violence
Joshua O'Donnell Training Specialist Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs
We know that boys, men and male- identified trans gender individuals can be victims of sexual assault and abuse. The recent news regarding football coaching staff from Penn State has this issue at the forefront of main stream media. In work to support survivors and to end sexual assault, we need to look at the specific needs and unique circumstances of male survivors in order to constantly improve our advocacy and pressure system to respond effectively and compassionately.
2:00 - 2:15 Break
2:15 - 3:45 Break Out Sessions (Rooms to be announced)
BREAK OUT SESSION OPPORTUNITIES
#1 Primary Aggressor Determination
Tim Donaldson, J.D. and Brad Graham, Special Assault Unit, Tacoma Police Department
Every day, law enforcement officers grapple with the difficult scenario of figuring out who is the primary aggressor in domestic violence situations as mandated by state law. This training will examine how the dynamics of domestic violence can influence the decision making process in determining the primary aggressor as well as the factors that impact the decision to make a mutual arrest and filing charges. For those who are not in law enforcement this training brings awareness and understanding to the dynamics that may prompt victims to fight back against their abuser.
#2 Domestic Violence and Family Law Cases: Challenges and Opportunities for Victim Assistance
Siobhan Stiglitz, J.D. and Kristine Olmstead, J.D. Northwest Justice Project
Dissolutions, child custody hearings and a history of domestic violence make for a complicated journey through the family law system. There is help available and successful strategies for survivors of domestic violence navigating the legal, advocacy and court system.
#3 Children's Advocacy Centers - Panel discussion
Sue Baur, Cowlitz County Prosecuting Attorney, Kristen Mendez, CJAC Forensic Interviewer, Sarah Hancock, Assistant Director E.S.S, Hazel Faul, Advocate and Stephanie Frost, CPS Supervisor.
Child victims of abuse and neglect often are forced to navigate a difficult and confusing system of multiple, repetitive interviews, instead of a system that coordinates services. Children's advocacy centers are modeled on the simple but powerful concept of coordination between community agencies and professionals involved in the intervention system. These centers are community-based programs, designed to meet the unique needs of the particular community in which it is located - so no two centers are exactly alike, but all adhere to national standards for accreditation. Join us for a panel discussion of the Cowlitz County Children's Justice and Advocacy Center to learn how one community came together to make it a reality, how things are going and our hope for the future.
3:45 - 4:00 pm Break and Raffle Drawing
4:00 - 4:45 Law Enforcement Awards and Refreshments
Grand Prize Drawing, Closing Remarks, Evaluations and Adjourn
Provider approval is pending by
California Board of Registered Nursing, #20128
for 5.75 contact hours.
All participants eligible to receive certificate of attendance.
Clock hours available from OSPI for WA State K-12