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Webinar

Assessing Trauma-Informed Practice: Lessons Learned From a Trauma Audit

Title: Assessing Trauma-Informed Practice: Lessons Learned From a Trauma Audit

Date Recorded: Thursday, July 28, 2016

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Collaborating with Community Based Organizations and Faith Based Communities to Address Human Trafficking

Title: Collaborating with Community Based Organizations and Faith Based Communities to Address Human Trafficking

Date: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016, 10:00-11:30 am PST

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Labor Trafficking and the Intersection with Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Labor Trafficking and the Intersection with Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Date: May 17th, 2016, 11:00-12:30pm PST

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This webinar provides an introductory overview of labor trafficking, explores the intersection with domestic violence and …

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Press Release

FUTURES Supports Proposed Increase to New York State’s Tipped Minimum Wage

National nonprofit Futures Without Violence applauds Governor Cuomo for his call this week to increase the tipped minimum wage and review the current two-tiered wage system. These proposed changes present an opportunity to significantly reduce sexual harassment and abuse among tipped employees in the restaurant industry—a predominately female workforce.
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Program News
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The Legalities of Sexting

In Decatur, Illinois, 5 teenagers who shared nude photos of themselves via cell phone were arrested and now face felony child pornography charges. They range in age from 13 to 16.
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Guidelines

Creating A Domestic Violence Court

Guidelines and best practices designed to assist jurisdictions in developing a domestic violence court or dedicated docket, to determine if such a court structure would be helpful, and how best to model this structure to address the needs of their communities.
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Program News

Supreme Court: No Guns for Abusers

In 2009 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the federal ban on gun possession by people convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors.
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Program News
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Justice for All: Ending Elder Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation

The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on Ending Elder Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation. Futures Without Violence President and Founder Esta Soler submitted testimony for the record.
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Report

Judicial Response to Elder Abuse

Reported cases of elder abuse are increasing throughout the United States. The justice system must develop a concerted approach to resolving elder abuse cases.
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Program News
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The High Price of Teen Sexting

According to a study in Pediatrics, sexting has been linked to risky sexual behavior. Teens who sext do so often as a result of pressure or coercion from their friends or significant others. In certain states, teens who sext are even at risk of being prosecuted under child pornography laws.
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Judicial Institute on Adolescent Relationship Abuse

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, in partnership with Futures Without Violence, and with the support of the Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC), will offer a new three-day, highly interactive workshop that will help state court and tribal court judges enhance their skills and ability to respond to cases involving adolescents and relationship abuse.
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Program News
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Continuing Judicial Skills (CJS) in Domestic Violence Cases

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

The National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence (NJIDV offers a four-day, hands-on, highly interactive workshop that will help new and experienced state court and tribal court judges and judicial officers to enhance their skills and ability to respond to cases involving elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
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Enhancing Judicial Skills (EJS) in Domestic Violence Cases

The Institute continues to offer this three-day, hands-on, highly interactive education workshop provided more than 3,500 judges nationwide since 1999. The program provides the essential foundation for new and experienced judges who handle criminal, civil, and family law cases involving domestic violence.
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Guidelines

Effective Responses to Teen Sexting: A Guide for Judges and Other Professionals

This report reflects discussions as well as research on the latest legal, educational, and programmatic responses to teen sexting. It answers questions judges and other community leaders may have about this challenging issue.
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Policy Paper

Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000

One page document on the findings and purpose of Title V: Battered Immigrant Women.
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Report

Application of Protection Remedies For Victims of Domestic Abuse, Human Trafficking, and Crime Under U.S. Law

This paper will give an overview of the current status of applicability of self petitions and T-Visas for victims of human trafficking.
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Manual

Community Self Assesment Tool

This Community Self-Assessment Tool is designed to assist child protection, domestic violence, mental health or juvenile court systems to communicate more effectively.
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