The following opportunity has been shared on behalf of a member or affiliate of the Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network.
Upcoming Webinars from BWJP
Should They Stay or Should They Go: Helping Domestic Violence Survivors with Interstate Cases
Wednesday, October 7, at 11:00am-12:30pm CT
This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the various federal and state laws that govern interstate custody cases. It is designed for attorneys, victim advocates, and other community partners who wish to understand the basic framework of how these laws fit together. Case scenarios will be used to demonstrate how practitioners can help survivors address the economic, safety and legal issues involved when they cross state or tribal lines to flee abuse. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions during the presentation.
Hosted by the Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women (LRC) in partnership with the Battered Women’s Justice Project.
Presenters: Taylor Duran, Deborah Goelman, and Maria Veniard
Assisting Victims of Human Trafficking in the Protection Order Process: Challenges and Options
Tuesday, October 20, at 1:00-2:30pm CT
Human trafficking victims often experience several forms of abuse, such as domestic violence and sexual assault. These survivors may be afraid to disclose information to obtain relevant legal assistance, thereby remaining vulnerable to traffickers. To address this issue, attorneys must have the knowledge and tools to understand human trafficking, identify victims, and recognize the legal needs of these survivors. This webinar will examine the complexities of human trafficking and the challenges survivors face when deciding whether or not to obtain a protection order. Participants will receive information on how to obtain tools, training, and technical assistance on understanding human trafficking and assisting survivors.
Presenters: Erika Gonzalez, Program Coordinator and Senior Attorney
M. Cristina Bae Chung, Training and Technical Assistance Senior Staff Attorney at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST)
Monica N. Player, Attorney Advisor, NCPOFFC
Previous webinar recordings now available
Our most recent webinar, “Faith Matters, Part 2,” has been posted online on BWJP.org. All of our previous webinar recordings can be found in the resources section of our website. If you have any questions about topics covered in any webinar, feel free to reply to this email.