Domestic Violence Training for Criminal Justice Professionals

 

Lynn-fairweather-speakingWhy work with Presage?

Presage develops and delivers customized, interactive, multimedia trainings for police officers, attorneys, and judicial groups across the country. Raised in a law enforcement family, our founder Lynn Fairweather has worked with police departments, courts, and probation units nationwide, giving her the extensive experience and specialized knowledge that criminal justice teams require. Her focus on comprehensive learning and practical skill application brings audiences cutting edge information with an engaging and passionate delivery. Lynn is available to speak on a variety of topics at conference events (for keynote, panel, or breakout sessions), and at tailor-made organizational trainings. Learn more by contacting us through info@presagetraining.com.

Presage Offers Criminal Justice Professionals Customized Trainings on a Variety of Domestic Violence Topics

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: OFFICER SAFETY AND OFFICER INVOLVED

This presentation focuses on two high-risk aspects of domestic violence, examining both the danger posed to police as first responders and the danger posed by police as perpetrators. Participants will first learn about the unique dangers of domestic violence calls, factors impacting officer survival, and tips to help keep officers safe “on scene”. Next, attendees will explore the issue of officer-involved domestic violence, discovering screening tools, abuse indicators, risk factors, and real-life cases that illustrate the importance of departmental policy and action.

 

DARK MATTER: EXPLORING THE LINK BETWEEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND MASS MURDER

Emerging studies indicate that over half of mass murders are domestic violence-related, presenting the opportunity to help prevent one type of targeted violence by addressing another. In this 90 minute training, Lynn Fairweather uses real case examples to demonstrate the connection between domestic violence and mass murder. Participants will explore the mentality and motive of DV related mass murderers, study real-life cases, and learn risk factors that can help them to identify high-lethality subjects before they strike.

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THREAT ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT: THE ART OF HOLISTIC PROTECTION

This training explores the key theories and techniques of threat assessment and management as it demonstrates how they can be applied to domestic violence cases. Participating professionals will learn how to evaluate and mitigate risk as they discover the trajectory of an attack, warning signs for imminent violence, target hardening tactics, and practical planning strategies to increase community safety and case management skills.

 

STRANGULATION: RISKS AND RESOURCES

Appropriate for all first responders, this training will explore the deadly relationship between domestic violence and strangulation. Participants will learn basic elements of neck anatomy, methods, and effects of strangulation, and recognizable signs and symptoms with a focus on the roles of law enforcement, advocates, and prosecutors.

 

THE SEXUALLY VIOLENT BATTERER: ASSESSING RISK IN DUAL PERPETRATORS

Research shows that domestic violence perpetrators who also sexually abuse their intimate partner are an exceptional group, a “different breed” of abuser that is potentially far more dangerous than one who physically abuses alone. Learn about the characteristics, tactics, and motives of so-called “dual perpetrators” and discover how to assess their behavior with an eye toward femicide prevention. Participants will examine offender profiles, risk factors, victim screening practices, and the utility of actuarial assessment tools.

 

ASSESSING AND MANAGING THREAT IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGAL CASES

Created specifically for prosecutors and victim attorneys, this training teaches participants how to screen clients, evaluate perpetrator risk, and design strategic plans to increase safety from the office to the courtroom. Attendees will develop a deeper understanding of the issue of domestic violence and acquire valuable skills for improving victim participation as well as offender accountability.