By Ashley Maier on May 5, 2014 · tagged as , , , , , , , , , ,

Public Sector Partnerships: The role of local government in sexual and domestic violence prevention initiatives

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
11 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific Time
(2 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern)

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What can your local government’s agencies and departments do to prevent sexual and domestic violence? This web conference will examine strategies local governments across the country have taken to support prevention. We’ll highlight case studies featuring creative and effective strategies and discuss place specific challenges and assets. This web conference will also feature an introduction to a tool kit developed by Prevention Institute designed to help  violence prevention initiatives develop valuable and mission relevant roles for their local government partners.

Annie Lyles

Annie Lyles

Benita Tsao

Benita Tsao

Host: David Lee and Ashley Maier, CALCASA, PreventConnect


Invited Guests:


Felice McClenon

Felice McClenon

Cio Hernandez

Cio Hernandez

Cost: Free

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify successful prevention strategies that have been implemented in the local government sector
  2. Discuss benefits and considerations of partnering with the public sector
  3. Utilize the tool kit to increase implementation and effectiveness
Chris Gunther

Chris Gunther

What is a Web Conference?
A web conference is an opportunity to attend an online presentation by watching a slides on your computer screen (using your internet connection) and hearing the presenters through your telephone. Our web conferences feature an opportunity to participate in an online question & answer sessions and live text chat between participants. If for some reason you are unable to join on your computer, you can download the presentation slides and listen to the presentation on your telephone.

Real-Time Captioning Available
Instructions for accessing real-time captioning will be provided after registration.

Ashley Maier

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Ashley Maier, MSW, MPA, has worked in the movement to end gendered violence for well over a decade. She began as a volunteer at a domestic violence shelter in Illinois, served as a hospital-based advocate in St. Louis, coordinated community health/family violence training programs for pediatric residents in St. Louis and San Diego, and managed Oregon’s Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) grantees and program. Ashley is a contributing author to Lantern Book’s 2013 publication, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and is creator of the 2015 book, Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice.

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rick May 21, 2014 at 12:42 pm

People/victims are far more receptive to education and support programs when law enforcement and the Court demonstrates it’s own committment to solving DV issues. In Pittsburgh/Allegheny County, a partnership that includes the Court, the DA’s Office, the Probation Office, and the primary DV victim advocacy and shelter agency has not only impacted offenders, but victims as well. This cooperation has led to police officer training conducted by the DA, Probation and Victim Advocacy, and ultimately to the inclusion of a lethality assessment tool (The Maryland model) that is used on site when police respond to DV calls. ALL of this, together and now with DHS enjoined, appears to have substantially improved community interest in its own education and awareness. Victim safety is improved by education and awareness in the community, better training and response tools for law enforcement, and a committment by the Courts, prosecutors, and community supervision to provide the available intervention programs for offenders – as well as by removing the less compliant or more volatile offenders from the community.


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