National Institute on the Prosecution of Domestic Violence!

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August 16, 2022 @ 8:00 am - August 18, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Are you a prosecutor handling domestic violence cases in your community? Do you want to strengthen your skills to better serve victims and hold offenders accountable? Join us this August 16–18th for the National Institute on the Prosecution of Domestic Violence!

The National Institute on the Prosecution of Domestic Violence (NIPDV) is a three-day virtual course designed to challenge participants to reevaluate their approach to prosecuting domestic violence. The curriculum is grounded in evidence-based prosecution, equipping prosecutors with the skills and strategies to hold offenders accountable regardless of whether victims are able to testify at trial. In addition to practical case evaluation and litigation skills, NIPDV focuses on risk assessment, coordinated community responses, trauma-informed interviewing, strangulation, intimate partner sexual assault, co-occurring crimes, witness intimidation and forfeiture by wrongdoing, presentation of evidence at trial, expert testimony, cultural humility, jury selection, and ethical considerations.

Through a combination of hypothetical case scenarios, participant exercises, small group discussions, interactive lectures, and faculty demonstrations, participants will re-examine their own beliefs about domestic violence and refine their prosecution practices. The highly interactive format enables prosecutors from different jurisdictions, with varied levels of experience, to learn from one another and engage in “real-life” scenarios that are readily transferable to their everyday work. At the end of the Institute, participants will be better equipped to hold offenders of domestic violence criminally accountable while centering victims’ needs and voices throughout the process.

• August 16th–18th, 2022
• Each day of the course will run from 11 AM – 1 PM ET and 2 – 5 PM ET (8 AM – 10 AM PT and 11 AM – 2 PM PT)
• The course will be capped at 54 participants
• Selected participants will receive an invitation to formally register through a virtual platform

• Must currently be employed as a prosecutor in a local, state, or tribal prosecutor’s office in the United States
• Must handle domestic violence crimes — all experience levels welcome

• Email to indicate your interest in attending the Institute
• Within your email, please include the following:
o Name
o Jurisdiction and state
o Number of years prosecuting domestic violence crimes
o A commitment to attend and participate in all three days of the Institute, or an explanation for any potential or confirmed conflicts
o A brief explanation (1-2 sentences) of your interest in the Institute and/or why you should be considered
o Whether your office receives funding through the U.S. DOJ Office of Violence Against Women’s Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Grant Program
• Successful applicants will be notified of selection no later than June 24, 2022

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