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The Battered Women's Justice Project, in partnership with the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, provides resources for advocates, battered women, legal and justice system personnel, policymakers, and others engaged in the justice system response to domestic violence.
|Tahirih Justice Center Job Opening!
The Tahirih Justice Center is hiring a
Public Policy Attorney
Public Policy Attorney will assist in the development of legislative and
policy proposals emerging from Tahirih’s groundbreaking national campaigns,
such as the Forced Marriage Initiative (FMI). The Public Policy Attorney serves as one of Tahirih’s spokespeople on policy issues to Tahirih supporters, advocates and colleague organizations, legislators and policymakers, and the media. The Public Policy Attorney also works closely with Tahirih’s communications staff to enhance public understanding and to ensure that stakeholders are informed and invested in advocacy to protect and empower immigrant women and girls.
See the full description here.
BWJP Position Available
The Battered Women's Justice Project is hiring a Training and Technical Assistance Director
The Training & Technical Assistance (TTA) Director leads
Training & TA Program staff in the development and delivery of national and
local trainings, as well as the development and execution of special projects
related to justice system reform in cases of violence against women. The TTA Director
reports to the Executive Director
and serves on the BWJP Management Team, helping to define and implement
strategies for organizational growth and effectiveness. The position is located
in Minneapolis, MN, and is open in anticipation of the retirement of the
current TTA Director, who will mentor the successful applicant over the next
year. See the full description here.
Accessible Trauma Resolution – A Model with Evidence to Match
Nov. 19th, 2014
Descilo, MSW, MCT is the Founder and Executive Director of the Trauma
Resolution Center, formerly known as Victim Services Center.
most communities, effective trauma therapy is not accessible to many
people as the mental health field is only now grasping the importance of
resolving trauma. Trauma-specific services are still not widely
available. FREE trauma resolution services are very scarce. Teresa will
describe how the Trauma Resolution Center has developed affordable,
culturally accessible services for domestic violence survivors, child
immigrants, and other survivors of major traumatic incidents. Working
within an interagency response, here is a step-by-step description of a
model that other communities can adapt. Participants in this webinar can
learn how to provide accessible evidence-based recovery for vulnerable
community members who have not previously been well-served. Register here.
NCAVP Releases Annual Report on LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence; OutFront MN RespondsThe National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) released their annual report on LGBTQ intimate partner violence this week. The Battered Women’s Justice Project spoke with Eva Wood, Anti-Violence Program Community Access Specialist for OutFront MN about the significance of the report, and about what local domestic violence programs can learn from the report’s findings. Watch the video below:
Announcing a new Technical Assistance Guidance from the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence in partnership with FORGE:Sheltering
Transgender Women: Providing Welcoming Services by michael munson (September 2014)
This Technical Assistance Guidance highlights effective strategies for
integrating trans women into shelter, building on the knowledge that most
shelter staff and allied professionals have already developed practice, familiarity,
and skill in providing shelter services to women. Read
Intimate Partner Violence, Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families
This article was written by Glenna Tinney, the Senior Advisor for BWJP’s Military Advocacy Program, and Dr. April Gerlock, BWJP’s consultant for military and veteran-related topics. It was published in the Family Court Review in July 2014 (Tinney, G., & Gerlock, A. A. (2014, July). Intimate Partner Violence, Military Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families. Family Court Review, 52(3), 400-416. doi:10.1111/fcre.12100). This article addresses the intersection between intimate partner violence and combat-related conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, and depression and the implications for family court personnel working with military and veteran families.
|promotes change within the civil and criminal justice systems to enhance their effectiveness in providing safety, security, and justice for battered women and their families. We offer training, technical assistance, and consultation on the most promising practices of the criminal and civil legal systems in addressing domestic violence.|