Date/Time: 
05/26/2010 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Location
City: 
Minneapolis
Postal Code: 
55402
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
WATCH
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
WATCH
Contact Phone: 
(612) 341-2747 x7
Contact Email: 
alight@watchmn.org
Description: 

Join WATCH on Wednesday, May 26th at 11:30am CST (9:30am Pacific, 10:30am Mountain, 12:30pm Eastern) for its webinar training on Providing Feedback to Your Courts.

How do you approach a prosecutor with questions or feedback on a case? Is it useful to contact a judge who has ignored your feedback previously? What do you do when a clerk has been rude to a victim? When is it appropriate to contact a supervisor or to file a formal complaint?

This workshop will answer these questions and more and examine ways to provide direct feedback, information and recommendations to criminal justice system staff.

COST: $35 for National Association of Court Monitoring Program members and $50 for non-members.

You may pay with a credit card online or send a check to 608 2nd Ave S #465, Minneapolis, MN 55405. If paying by check please include the name of the webinar you are registering for as well as a phone number, mailing address and e-mail contact.

QUESTIONS: Contact alight@watchmn.org or (612) 341-2747 x7.

Date/Time: 
05/19/2010 (All day) to 05/21/2010 (All day)
Location
Address: 

William Mitchell College of Law

City: 
St. Paul
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
AEquitas
Description: 

Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Assault in P.L. 280 Jurisdictions is a two and one-half day multi-disciplinary training designed to identify, evaluate and overcome obstacles related to the successful investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases involving American Indian women in P.L. 280 jurisdictions. This training will explore the complex issues faced by tribal and state governments in balancing responsibility, offender accountability, and the impact of criminal prosecution on victims as well as provide prosecutors and allied professionals with new ideas and methods to overcome the unique challenges in sexual assault cases in P.L. 280 jurisdictions. In addition to practical case evaluation, the training will summarize the history, jurisdictional scope, and practical implications of Public Law 280; identify the key elements of an effective criminal justice response; promote culturally and linguistically specific victim services; examine the benefits of establishing a coordinated, cross-jurisdictional response; identify strategies to provide sexual assault forensic examinations for sexual assault victims, even in jurisdictions with limited resources; explain how sex offenders target and victimize American Indian women; examine effective use of medical evidence and experts; and provide strategies and techniques for a coordinated victim-centered response to these cases.

The highly interactive curriculum uses hypothetical problems, role-playing exercises, small group discussions, mini-lectures, and faculty demonstrations. Participants will develop an understanding of the various contexts in which sexual assault occurs by examining their current attitudes and practices and will develop strategies to create a more effective response to sexual assaults in P.L. 280 jurisdictions. Allied professionals will leave Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Assault in P.L. 280 Jurisdictions with new ideas and strategies for keeping victims and communities safe and holding offenders accountable.

Additional information and to apply

Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Assault in P.L. 280 Jurisdictions is open to state and tribal victim advocates, law enforcement, health care providers (including SANEs/SAFEs), and prosecutors in P.L. 280 jurisdictions. Attendance is free of charge; however, priority will be given to OVW grantees and multidisciplinary teams. There is no limit to the number of attendees from any jurisdiction. Seating is limited and applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants will be informed of acceptance by email.

Hosted by AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women through funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).
 

Date/Time: 
03/30/2010 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
WATCH
Description: 

Join WATCH on Tuesday, March 30th at 11:30am CST (9:30am PST, 10:30am MST, 12:30pm EST) for its webinar training Creating Defendant Chronologies. Chronologies are written histories of an offender’s life of crime that WATCH publishes in its newsletter. WATCH uses chronologies to highlight gaps in the system and make recommendations for improvement. Chronologies document escalating levels of violence, the number of victims a defendant has had, the number of chances he has been given, the number of court personnel involved and much, much more. This webinar offers a practical, step-by-step guide on creating your own defendant chronology. Topics include: How to use chronologies to identify gaps within your local justice system What data to include in a chronology and how to collect it How to choose defendants to profile in a chronology Ways to use your chronology to foster change “Our monitor went into arraignment court and the judge was reading the chronology from the newsletter to get information on the defendant.” – WATCH board member COST: $35 for National Association of Court Monitoring Program members and $50 for non-members. You may pay with a credit card at www.watchmn.org or send a check to the address listed above. If paying by check please include the name of the webinar you are registering for as well as a phone number, mailing address and e-mail contact. QUESTIONS: Contact alight@watchmn.org or (612) 341-2747 x7. A WEBINAR IS: a seminar transmitted over the web. All you need is a phone line and access to the internet. Upon registration you will be provided with access codes.

Date/Time: 
01/27/2010 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Location
Address: 

web seminar

Sponsoring Agency: 
WATCH
Description: 

Join WATCH on Wednesday, January 27th at 11:30am CST (9:30am PST, 10:30am MST, 12:30pm EST) for a one-hour web seminar on Monitoring Family Courts: National Trends, Local Action with Special Guest Paul Holdorf from the National Family Court Watch Project.

Topics will include: a review of the National Family Court Watch Project's court monitoring work assessing the effectiveness of family courts around the country, including custody, visitation, support and property issues; initial data from WATCH's 18-month study of Children in Need of Protection or Services, including the role of guardians ad litem, child safety and judicial decorum; strategies for improving your family courts through court monitoring.

COST: $35 for National Association of Court Monitoring Program members and $50 for non-members. You may pay with a credit card at www.watchmn.org  or send a check to: Anna Light, Webinar Registration WATCH, 608 Second Ave S, Suite 465 Minneapolis, MN 55402 When paying by check, please include the name of the webinar you are registering for as well as a phone number, mailing address and e-mail contact.

QUESTIONS: Email alight@watchmn.org  or call (612) 341-2747 ext. 7 or go to http://www.watchmn.org/training  for more information.

Date/Time: 
11/19/2009 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
WATCH
Description: 

Join WATCH on Thursday, November 19th at 11:30am CST (9:30am Pacific, 10:30am Mountain, 12:30pm Eastern) for its webinar training on Providing Feedback to Your Courts with special guest Hennepin County District Court Judge Kathryn Quaintance. How do you approach a prosecutor with questions or feedback on a case? Is it useful to contact a judge who has ignored your feedback previously? What do you do when a clerk has been rude to a victim? When is it appropriate to contact a supervisor or to file a formal complaint? This workshop will answer these questions and more and examine ways to provide direct feedback, information and recommendations to criminal justice system staff. Judge Quaintance will answer questions and bring her perspective based on her nine years as a county prosecutor and ten years as a judge. A webinar is a seminar transmitted over the Internet and via a phone line. You will be provided with access code information once you register. COST: $35 for National Association of Court Monitoring Program members and $50 for non-members. You may pay with a credit card at www.watchmn.org or send a check to: Anna Light, Webinar Registration WATCH, 608 Second Ave S, Suite 465 Minneapolis, MN 55402 When paying by check, please include the name of the webinar you are registering for as well as a phone number, mailing address and e-mail contact. QUESTIONS: Email alight@watchmn.org or call (612) 341-2747 ext. 7 or go to http://www.watchmn.org/training for more information.

Date/Time: 
10/02/2009 (All day) to 10/03/2009 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Cragun's Resort

City: 
Brainerd
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Minnesota Men's Action Network Alliance to Prevent Sexual & Domestic Violence
Description: 

This conference is organized to increase the number and strengthen the investment of men involved in the primary prevention of sexual and domestic violence. For too long men have stood on the sideline as women have taken a stand. Men have focused their energy on other pursuits. But the fact is, our daughters, our mothers, our sisters, friends, aunts and cousins and sometimes our brothers and fathers, have been raped, harassed and battered.

Men can change that. We can talk to our family, friends and community about preventing sexual and domestic violence. We can write letters to the local paper and politicians. We can join with women to change the organizational practices and social policies that create an environment that encourages sexual exploitation, violence and domestic abuse. We can stand up and stop it before it starts.

At this conference we will:
• Examine the unique opportunity and responsibility men have to
assist in the primary prevention of sexual and domestic violence
• Provide information and increase men’s ability to become involved
in primary prevention activities
• Provide tools for local and statewide organizing efforts

You will leave this conference with tools and information you can take
home to develop a community in which relationships are safe, healthy,
and equitable and consequently, sexual and domestic violence is stopped
before it even starts.

Date/Time: 
09/24/2009 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
WATCH
Description: 

Join WATCH on Thursday, September 24th at 11:30am CST (9:30am PST, 10:30am MST, 12:30pm EST) for a one-hour webinar on Managing Court Monitor Volunteers. Learn skills and strategies to develop and strengthen your court monitoring volunteer program. We will discuss recruitment and retention strategies, developing monitor guidelines and working with problem volunteers. We will also review sample volunteer training curricula, volunteer forms, screening tools and more. Frustrated with volunteers showing up late or not taking accurate notes? Not sure if you should have a dress code? Having concerns about monitors disrupting court? This webinar will answer these and other important court monitor volunteer questions. COST: $35 for National Association of Court Monitoring Program members and $50 for non-members. You may pay with a credit card at www.watchmn.org or send a check to the address listed above. If paying with a check, please include the name of the webinar you are registering for, as well as a phone number, mailing address and email contact. PROMOTION: Everyone who registers for this Managing Court Monitor Volunteers webinar gets a $10 discount on WATCH’s new toolkit Managing Court Monitor Volunteers, which includes a 200+ page manual and accompanying CD with a wealth of resources and materials! Order yours today! QUESTIONS: Email alight@watchmn.org or call (612) 341-2747 x7. A WEBINAR IS: a seminar transmitted over the web. All you need is a phone line and access to the internet. Upon registration you will be provided with access codes.

Date/Time: 
07/30/2009 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Location
City: 
Minneapolis
Postal Code: 
55402
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
WATCH
Description: 

Join us on Thursday, July 30th at 11:30am CST (9:30am PST, 10:30am MST, 12:30pm EST) for a webinar on System Accountability for Sexual Assault Cases. Court monitoring is one strategy to hold criminal justice systems accountable to their core purposes – protecting public and victim safety. Through monitoring, research, and feedback, court watch programs promote system accountability by examining and reporting on court procedures, policies, and practices. But with so few cases of sexual violence getting reported to the police and even fewer going to trial, how can court monitoring help? This one-hour presentation will provide an overview of court monitoring and address ways sexual assault programs and advocates can highlight flaws in the system and advocate for change. A webinar is a seminar transmitted over the Internet and via a phone line. You will be provided with access code information once you register.

COST: $35 for National Association of Court Monitoring Program members and $50 for non-members.

You may pay with a credit card at www.watchmn.org or send a check to: Anna Light, Webinar Registration WATCH, 608 Second Ave S, Suite 465 Minneapolis, MN 55402 When paying by check, please include the name of the webinar you are registering for as well as a phone number, mailing address and e-mail contact.

QUESTIONS: Email alight@watchmn.org or call (612) 341-2747 ext. 7

Date/Time: 
05/28/2009 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Location
City: 
Minneapolis
Postal Code: 
55402
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
WATCH
Description: 

Join us on Thursday, May 28th at 11:30am CST (9:30am PST, 10:30am MST, 12:30pm EST) a one-hour web seminar on Creating a Court Monitoring Program. This webinar is the perfect training for groups that are investigating the feasibility of establishing a court monitoring program. Topics include identifying staffing needs, evaluating court monitoring resources, assessing community support, defining cases and courts to be watched and initial funding strategies. A webinar is a seminar transmitted over the Internet and via a phone line. You will be provided with access code information once you register. COST: $35 for National Association of Court Monitoring Program members and $50 for non-members. You may pay with a credit card at www.watchmn.org or send a check to the address listed above. If paying with a check, please include the name of the webinar you are registering for, as well as a phone number, mailing address and e-mail contact. QUESTIONS: Email alight@watchmn.org or call (612) 341-2747 ext. 7

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