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Enhancing Culturally Responsive Practices in the Courts Training

Event Type
Event Date
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 12:00PM
- Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Casa de Esperanza, in partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence, Ujima, Inc: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community, and the Center for Court Innovation, is hosting a two-day training on October 24-25, 2017 on how court staff can implement practices that enhance responses to the culturally specific needs of litigants.


While navigating court is challenging enough for families involved in domestic violence and sexual assault cases, a litigant's cultural identity does not have to create additional barriers. As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:

  • Facilitate access to justice by fostering more culturally responsive courts, court staff, and judges.
  • Identify role-specific responsibilities in implementing culturally responsive practices in the courts.
  • Assess culturally-specific barriers survivors may face in the criminal and civil justice systems and design strategies for overcoming those challenges.

Who Can Apply:

Justice for Families, Court Training and Improvements Programs (CTIP), and STOP grantees and their OVW grant partners can participate and use their OVW travel funds to send court staff and partners to this training. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a team of 2 to 4 court staff that work on domestic violence and sexual assault cases, including but not limited to: judges, court clerks, security officers, court advocates, and the domestic violence prosecutors unit. 

Sites interested in attending must register by July 7, 2017.  Please submit one application per team member by the deadline (even if you are still awaiting approval internally).      

*PLEASE NOTE: Do not make travel arrangements. All registration submissions will be submitted to OVW for review and approval to participate. Teams approved by OVW will be notified and provided additional instructions on how to secure hotel reservations.

Register here!

Event Contact Information

Event Contact Name
Jose Juan Lara Jr.
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