For ALL OVW Granteesand the Probation Community
Domestic Violence (DV)offenders who strangle, stalk, or use firearms to intimidate, threaten, orassault their victims are among the most dangerous offenders on any probationagent’s case load. Supervision of these offenders is challenging, yet itpresents opportunities to increase victim safety. When the severity,dangerousness, and impact of these crimes are acknowledged by the court and byprobation, both the offender and the victim are sent a strong message: thiswill not be tolerated by the criminal legal system or by the community.Participants will have the opportunity to work with experienced probationagents from around the county and other national DV experts to explorepromising practices of local communities working to address these offenders.You will gain hands-on skills and the knowledge to build better practices andpolicies to implement in your community.
Dr. Andrew Klein, a distinguished researcher in probation supervision, willshare his research and what it reveals about effectively supervising high-riskoffenders. Gael Strack, a national experts on strangulation, will introduceparticipants to a study of 300 non-fatal strangulation cases and will discussthe implications for risk of homicide. Supervision of offenders who strangletheir victims will also be considered. Professor TK Logan brings expertisein stalking and the risks posed by these offenders. She will share her tool,Stalking and Harassment Assessment and Risk Profile (SHARP), as an opportunityto increase the success of supervision. Former probation officer and BWJP staffmember James Henderson will provide an overview of innovative practices whichcan increase both offender and victim engagement with probation.
After attending this conference, pre-trial and probation officers will better:
- Incorporate effective principles of continuing victim engagement as a means to improve victim safety and offender accountability;
- Integrate risk assessment strategies and protocols to better inform the supervision of offenders, while recognizing potential issues of bias and disparate impact;
- Recognize and address the heightened risks posed by the most dangerous offenders, specifically offenders who commit stalking, strangulation or use firearms; and
- Refine their use of assessment tools and tailor effective messages to offenders that accurately reflect the severity and danger posed by this group of offenders.
To register, click here.
OVW ICJR Grantees (formerly ARREST): use your OVW-issued grant number toregister for this training.
All OTHER OVW Grant Recipients: please check with your OVW Grant Manager. UponOVW approval to use your grant funds to cover your expenses, contact JeanneLarson at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will inform you how to proceedwith registration.
PROBATION COMMUNITY: If you are not an OVW grant recipient please use thisnumber to register: 2011 WEAX 1801.
For questions related to the content of the conference, please contact SujataWarrier at BWJP: 612-824-8768, ext 116; email@example.com.
For questions related to conference logistics, please contact Jeanne Larson atBWJP: 612-824-8768, ext 101; firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no registration fee to attend this training. Participants areresponsible for their own airfare, meals and lodging. Room rate is the2017-2018 government per diem rate of $167.00 per night, plus 12.5% room tax($187.88) per night, and the room block is in the conference hotel. Theconference hotel is the Omni San Diego at 675 L Street. Your registrationconfirmation will include instructions and deadlines for making hotelreservations. Please make your hotel reservations at the Omni San Diego so wecan honor our room block there.
You will receive a confirmation upon completion of your registration to theemail address you submit on your registration form. If you do NOT receive thisconfirmation, please check your spam/junk/clutter files first and if the confirmationis not there, please contact Jeanne Larson at email@example.com.