May 11-14, 2015 | Call (800) 255-8343 for eligibility

Get empowered during this course while learning the skills to manage domestic violence cases with greater ease and confidence. The course will help participants develop follow-up systems in civil actions; devise a methodology by which criminal defendants will be held accountable to the court; recognize ethical responsibilities in managing domestic violence cases; evaluate testimony of expert witnesses within the mental health profession; identify ways to handle stalking situations; and create action plans to help domestic violence victims.

Call
(800) 255-8343
for eligibility

Why should I take this course?

This course will empower you, as a tribal court judge, court administrator or other court related personnel, with skills to manage domestic violence cases with greater ease and confidence.

What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Develop follow-up systems in civil actions.
  • Devise a methodology by which criminal defendants will be held accountable to the court.
  • Recognize your ethical responsibilities in managing domestic violence cases.
  • Evaluate testimony of expert witnesses within the mental health profession.
  • Identify ways to handle stalking situations.
  • Create action plans to help domestic violence victims in your community.

Who should attend?

Judges, court administrators, social workers, law enforcement and other personnel who deal with these types of cases may attend, preferably as a team. A judge must be a member of any team attending

Who are the members of the faculty?

Faculty members will be drawn from a pool of respected judges and instructors from Indian Country.

How is this course taught?

This course will employ lecture, active participation from you and discussion groups.

What should I tell my presiding judge or funding agency so that my attendance will be approved?

Domestic violence cases require that judges and all court-related personnel understand the nature of the victim as well as the nature of the batterer for the best disposition of this type of case. A proficient system can help with judicial system burnout and help heal the parties involved.

Whom should I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (800) 255-8343 or registrar@judges.org.

This course qualifies for The National Judicial College Certificate in Judicial Development program Tribal Judicial Skills discipline.