Category: domestic violence

In Prison, Discipline Comes Down Hardest On Women

NPR By Joseph Shapiro, Jessica Pupovac, and Kari Lydersen When Monica Cosby, Tyteanna Williams and Celia Colon talk about the years they spent as inmates at women’s prisons in Illinois, their stories often turn to the times they would be disciplined for what seemed like small, even absurd things. Cosby was playing Scrabble in her …

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49th Annual National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel Conference

The 2018 National Tribal Judicial and Court Personnel conference, hosted by the National American Indian Court Judges Association, will provide quality culturally-appropriate continuing legal education to more than 200 tribal judges, peacemakers, and court personnel. Participants will learn about major recent court decisions and legislation, as well as emerging practices that improve the quality of tribal justice administration while maintaining fidelity to tribal traditions, …

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Carson City Looks to Help Incarcerated Women

Nevada Appeal By Teri Vance Speaking to a group of women community leaders and advocates, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong asked a rhetorical question: “When was the first time you were a victim?” He said law enforcement officials are trying to understand women’s experiences are typically different from men’s experiences, and that changes how they …

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Crisis Awareness, Intervention, and De-Escalation Training for Tribal Partners

The National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College will host a training that examines common issues faced by law enforcement and service providers when encountering a person in crisis. Participants will review methods to prevent or intervene in a crisis situation in which mental illness is a factor, including de-escalation and communication techniques. They …

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Apply Now: Grants to Tribal Governments to Exercise Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Grants to Tribal Governments to Exercise Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (SDVCJ) program. Eligible applicants are limited to Native American tribal governments that have jurisdiction over Indian Country. The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 included a provision …

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Apply Now: Research and Evaluation on Violence against Women—Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking, and Teen Dating Violence

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications to fund multiple projects on criminal justice responses across major areas related to violence against women, including intimate partner and dating violence, sexual violence, stalking, and violence against American Indians and Alaska Natives. NIJ has outlined the following priority areas: investigation and prosecution of crimes pertaining …

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Apply Now: Grants for Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations Program. The grant program is designed to develop and implement outreach strategies targeted at providing victim services to adult and youth victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking in underserved …

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