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Understanding the Intersection of Immigration Law in State Court Proceedings
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 noon - 1:15 pm

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-Wednesday November 5 2014  noon - 1:15 pm

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Court of common pleas judges, law clerks and court staff will be provided with up-to-date, legally accurate information and materials, including tools and bench cards, that will help courts promote the fair administration of justice in cases involving immigrant families, litigants, and crime victims. Please join Leslye Orloff, Adjunct Professor and Director, National Immigration Women’s Advocacy Project, American University, Washington College of Law, to explore immigration policies and the courts.

The webinar will discuss current Department of Homeland Security policies, immigration enforcement priorities, and immigration relief that provides protection from deportation as well as legal immigration status for immigrant children and immigrant victims of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking and other crimes. The special role created by Congress for law enforcement and judges in issuing U visa certifications will also be discussed.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Enhancing Safe Access to Child Support
October 23, 2014 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

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-October 23 2014 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Co-Hosted by the Office of Child Support Enforcement and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program

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Child support agencies have a range of resources available to help parents safely and confidentially obtain child support. The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) and the ACF Family Violence Prevention and Services Program are partnering to highlight collaboration opportunities for domestic violence organizations and local and state child support agencies. This webinar will include an overview of OCSE produced domestic violence resources - including fact sheets, desk cards, and online training materials - promoting safe access to child support. Additionally, key resources funded by the ACF Family Violence Prevention and Services Program and strategies child support agencies could adopt for connecting victims to those resources will be described. The conversation will emphasize lessons learned from successful child support and domestic violence program collaborations and promote future partnerships to enhance safe access to child support. We are pleased to announce that Vicki Turetsky, Commissioner of the Office on Child Support Enforcement will join us for this discussion.

Listen in via phone. If you are unable to join the live, online webinar session due to security firewalls at your agency, you may download the PPT slides in advance and follow along via a toll free conference line.

If you have any tech related questions or concerns for joining the webinar session, please contact Kenya Fairley with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence at kfairley@nrcdv.org.

Need help related to child support enforcement?
For questions related to OCSE and safe access to child support, please contact Michael Hayes via email at Michael.hayes@acf.hhs.gov or phone (202) 401-5651.

Need help related to domestic violence?
If you, or someone you know, are a victim of domestic violence, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233) or 800-787-3224 (TTY). For more information on domestic violence resources that may be available to you, go to www.thehotline.org/.

For questions related the FVPSA Program and its work within the Federal government, please contact Shawndell Dawson via email at shawndell.dawson@acf.hhs.gov or phone (202) 205-1476. For more information on the FVPSA Program visit www.acf.hhs.gov/fvpsa.

Recorded Webinars
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*Especially For Judges*
Federal and State Firearms Laws Pertaining to Domestic Violence Offenders

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Federal and State Firearms Laws Pertaining to Domestic Violence Offenders

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Join two experienced prosecutors to learn how state and federal firearms laws affect domestic violence offenders in criminal and civil cases.
Michael Sullivan, Assistant District Attorney, Allegheny County
Steve Kaufman, Criminal Chief, US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of PA

  • Explore the lethality that firearms bring to domestic violence cases
  • Identify firearm prohibitions & offenses
  • Apply pertinent laws to remove firearms from domestic violence perpetrators who cannot legally have them

State and Federal Firearms Laws Pertaining to Domestic Violence Offenders is supported by Grant No. 23860 awarded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), the state administering office for the STOP Formula Grant Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of PCCD or the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Safety In and Beyond the Courtroom
Improving Safety for Domestic Violence Plaintiffs Improves Safety for All

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-Improving Safety for Domestic Violence Plaintiffs Improves Safety for All

For judges, court personnel, sheriffs, hearing officers, guardians ad litem and others working within the court

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Every day judges and courthouse employees face exposure to violence in the courthouse and other settings where litigants come to address legal concerns. Some courthouses screen visitors entering the courthouse or courtroom, but rarely are safety measures in place for hearings outside the courtroom setting.

  • Safety for Litigants, Jurors, Witnesses and the Public
  • Safety for Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Best Practices for Court Safety

Understanding & Responding to Stalking in the Court of Common Pleas

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For judges by experts from the national Stalking Resource Center, informs courts how to identify stalking and respond to it with appropriate sanctions and monitoring.

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Stalking cases are heard every day in civil and criminal courtrooms across Pennsylvania. In one year, 6.6 million people are stalked in our country. The number of victims being stalked increased almost 50 percent (from 3.4 million) since 2006.

Stalking is a prevalent and insidious crime:

  • Most acts of stalking are committed by someone the victim knows
  • Often, the perpetrator is a current or former intimate partner of the victim. 66% of female victims and 41% of male victims report stalking of this nature.
  • More than three-quarters of female intimate partners who were murdered had been stalked by their intimate partner in the year prior to the femicide.

Working with Victims of Domestic Violence in Later Life

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The percentage of Pennsylvanians older than 60 is projected to grow to 28 percent by 2030. Pennsylvania courts will see more and more cases of elder abuse and domestic violence in later life, which includes physical and emotional abuse, neglect and abandonment. Ninety percent of elder abuse is perpetrated by a family member, usually a spouse or an adult child, which makes PFA and civil courts the arena for elder abuse cases.

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This webinar can prepare court personnel to:

  • Define domestic violence in later life and challenges faced by older victims
  • Recognize accommodations in the courthouse environment that older individuals may require
  • Identify ways to enhance access to justice for victims of domestic violence in later life
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