|Domestic Violence-Informed Practice for Lawyers
June 25, 9:00am-12:15pm
This training is designed to provide an introduction to domestic violence-informed practice for lawyers and other legal professionals. Similar to the concept of being trauma-informed, “domestic violence-informed” practice encompasses language, approaches, and policies that reflect a perpetrator pattern-based understanding of domestic violence including the importance of holding perpetrators accountable, recognizing survivor strengths and protective efforts, and keeping children safe. The session will focus on applying the Safe & Together™ Model principles and components to balance legal outcomes with family safety outcomes, preparing legal documentation using domestic violence-informed language, and liaising with community partners such as child welfare and law enforcement.