Looking at Domestic Violence Through a Legal Lens
Friday, October 3, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Santa Clara Marriott Hotel
2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara
The 21st Annual Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council Conference confronts the realities of the involvement of the legal system in domestic violence response. It will focus on the range of responses available through the legal system, and is an opportunity to spotlight key entry points, identify best practices, and recognize the value and need for collaboration among the different professions and professionals.
Free continuing education credit will be offered for MFT, LCSW, and JD. A $10 fee will be charged for Psy.D or Ph.D. Registrants desiring continuing education credits need to sign in and sign out, and attend the entire program – no partial credit will be awarded.
Meg Garvin, MA, JD
Executive Director, National Crime Victim Law Institute
Ms. Garvin will provide a history of victims’ rights in the US, and discuss why enforcement of victims’ rights creates a more fair and functional justice system. She will show how professionals working can ensure victims are empowered rather than re-victimized by their interaction with the legal system.
Steve Baron, LMFT
Lecturer, Santa Clara University, School of Psychology
Mr. Baron will show that efforts to prevent intimate partner violence do not begin and end with the involvement of the legal system, but rather, begin with an understanding that emotional and physical safety of children and adults must be supported in homes, neighborhoods, schools and workplaces as well as the institutions and agencies with which they interact.
Eight workshops will explore a wide range of topics that arise when the legal system is involved. These sessions speak to social workers, juvenile justice and child welfare professionals, victim advocates, attorneys, educators, healthcare providers, judges and court personnel. See the attachment below for workshop descriptions and speaker lists.