Judges

Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Recently, Carie Charlesworth was fired from her teaching job in San Diego simply because she is a victim of domestic violence. Earlier this year Ms. Charlesworth’s abusive ex-husband appeared in the school parking lot to confront Ms. Charlesworth.

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Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases (EJS)

The Enhancing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases (EJS) Workshop is a four-day, hands-on, highly interactive workshop that will provide an essential foundation for new and experienced judges to enhance their skills in handling civil and criminal domestic violence cases. Participation in this workshop is limited to 50 judges. All state and tribal court judges nationwide are eligible to attend. [more...]

Continuing Judicial Skills (CJS) in Domestic Violence Cases

The Continuing Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence Cases (CJS) Program is designed specifically for judges and judicial officers who have successfully completed the Enhancing Judicial Skills (EJS) in Domestic Violence Cases Workshop or a similar intensive, foundational program. The CJS program addresses judges’ specific court assignments at a more advanced level and introduces new topics of special interest. [more...]

Enhancing Judicial Skills in Elder Abuse Cases Workshop Program Overview

The National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence (NJIDV), a partnership of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), and Futures Without Violence (formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund), offers a four-day, hands-on, highly interactive workshop that will help new and experienced state court judges and judicial officers to improve their skills and ability to respond to cases involving violence against the elderly. [more...]