Monday, December 5, 2022                          Tuesday, December 6, 2022                                9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. EST

Lunch break each day from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST

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Training Team                      
Ohio Domestic Violence Network 

Join us for this virtual, interactive training

Justice Systems Advocacy

Monday, December 5, 2022

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (EST)

This two-day training focuses on working within the civil and criminal justice systems in partnership with survivors of domestic violence. Experts with extensive experience will provide information about the realities of navigating the court system for victims of domestic violence. The training focuses on the civil legal system and remedies developed for victims, including extensive learning and discussing civil protection orders.

Other topics include Ohio domestic violence criminal law, how the criminal system and process work, and what protections are available to survivors. You will learn practical ways to advocate for victims involved with the criminal justice system and work with survivors who are charged with crimes. This training provides an understanding of the implications of having both a criminal and civil domestic violence case through the court system. 

ODVN Trainers: Bernadette Rieger, Legal Assistance Program Director; Felicia Robinson, Coordinator for Outreach to Marginalized Survivors; Kelly VanDriest, Legal Intake Coordinator; Robin Bozian, J.D., Former Project Managing Attorney for Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS), ODVN Contract Trainer; Ashley Johns, J.D., ODVN Panel Attorney

Cost: Free for ODVN Members (ODVN Member Program or Individual/Organizational Membership); $100 for Non-ODVN Members. ***Note: If paying by check, please include the name of the training on the memo line. Scholarships are available on a limited, case-by-case basis. Please contact the Training Coordinator at leahs@odvn.org for more information.

CEUs: To obtain 11 CEUs, you are required to attend both days of training and complete an evaluation form for each day. Evaluations and Certificate Request forms must be completed within 24 hours after the training to receive CEUs.

Deadline for Registration:  December 1, 2022

American Sign Language Interpreters will be available. 

Upon registering, you should receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. If you have not, please contact training@odvn.org.