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February 2019

Perceiving Credibility: Judicial Decision-Making in Domestic Violence Protective Order Cases

Regional Victim Assistance Training


February 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Many women who experience intimate partner violence (IPV) seek domestic violence protective orders (DVPOs) for secondary IPV prevention. Because judges have considerable autonomy making DVPO case decisions, there is a need to describe how courtroom interactions and information available to judges may influence DVPO dispositions. This webinar will discuss a qualitative research study that involved collecting and analyzing data from DVPO hearing observations and phone interviews with District Court Judges. The presentation will describe qualitative themes that may influence judges’…

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