The Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women (LRC) will be offering a telephonic training on basic interstate custody issues on November 17, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST.
Participants will be given a toll-free telephone number to listen to the training, and materials will be e-mailed approximately one week in advance. This training will provide participants with an overview of the various federal and state laws that govern interstate custody cases. The training is designed for attorneys and victim advocates who wish to understand the basic framework of how these laws fit together. Case scenarios will be used to demonstrate how advocates can help survivors address the economic, safety and legal issues involved when they cross state lines to flee abuse. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions during the presentation.
The LRC is a nonprofit organization based in Takoma Park, Maryland, that works to improve legal representation for domestic violence survivors in interstate custody cases. The LRC helps survivors to obtain legal representation for such cases and provides technical assistance to victim advocates and attorneys who are assisting victims in such cases.