Monday May 19, 2014 at 8:15 AM EDT
Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 4:30 PM EDT

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Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center 
181 Boston Post Road West
Marlborough, MA 01752

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David Adams 
Emerge: Counseling & Education to Stop Domestic Violence 

Domestic Violence Risk Assessment & Management:
A Conference on Promising Practices in Promoting Victim Safety and Abuser Accountability


May 19-20, 2014


Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center
Marlborough, MA

This two-day conference presents the latest findings about intimate partner homicides in Massachusetts as well as promising practices in risk assessment and management. The highly experienced presenters will represent each part of the response system, including police, prosecutors, probation, victim advocacy, child welfare, health care, abuser interventions, legal services, and high risk teams. Though this conference will include updates from the March 2013 Conference, it is primarily intended for those who could not attend that conference. This training is for those who work on domestic violence cases in Massachusetts only. (See separate registration information for trainings in other states.)

There is no tuition fee. Begin registration by clicking the registration tab below. (Please register each person separately.) Questions can be directed to David Adams of Emerge at dadams9@aol.com

Training Agenda
(Additional speakers to be identified) 

May 19

8:15     Registration

8:45     Welcoming Remarks, Introduction to Conference - To Be Announced

9:00     Overview of Research Findings about Domestic Homicides and Killer Types
             – David Adams (Emerge)

10:15   BREAK

10:30   Collaborating with Survivors to Assess Danger and Plan for Safety
             – Kathleen Lydon and Maureen Flores (DOVE) 

11:45   LUNCH (lunch buffet provided)

12:30   Stalking and Use of Technology by Stalkers
             – Elaina Roberts (Stalking Resource Center)

2:00     BREAK

2:15     Break Out Sessions 
             1. Immigrant Victims
- Mithra Merryman (Greater Boston Legal Services) and additional speaker TBA
             2. Elder Victims and Offenders - Erin Miller (Newton Wellesley Hospital) and David Adams (Emerge)
             3. Sex Workers and Trafficking - Maria Pizzimenti (REACH) 

3:15     Prosecutor Responses to High Risk Cases
- Courtney Cahill (Bristol County DA's Office)
- Shawn MacMaster and Suzanne Kontz (Middlesex County DA's Office) 

4:30      Adjourn

May 20

8:30      Police Responses to High Risk Cases
              – Lieutenant Detective Patrick Glynn (Quincy Police Department)

9:45     Healthcare Responses to High Risk Cases/Recognizing Strangulation
             – Annie Lewis O'Connor (Brigham & Women's Hospital),
             – Joanne Timmons (Boston Medical Center)

11:00   BREAK

11:15  Batterer Intervention Assessment and Treatment of High Risk Offenders
             – Doug Gaudette (Family Safety Project, Steward Health/Holy Family Health Care) 

12:15   LUNCH (lunch buffet provided)      

1:00     Probation Monitoring of High Risk Offenders
             – Steven Bocko (MA Commissioner of Probation Office, Ret.)
             -- Additional program officer TBA 

2:15     BREAK

2:30     High Risk Teams 
             – Greater Newburyport High Risk Team
 Cambridge, Arlington and Belmont High Risk Team (CABHART)
             – Hampshire and Franklin Counties High Risk Teams

4:30     Adjourn