This presentation will discuss building a successful partnership between community advocates and law enforcement agencies in order to address intimate partner violence. The presenters will discuss the roles of law enforcement and community-based advocates in the response to intimate partner violence (IPV) crimes, specifically in rural areas. The presentation will also discuss the building blocks of creating a positive relationship between law enforcement, advocates and police culture regarding advocacy. The presentation will also highlight common challenges and solutions involving information sharing that may occur between advocates and law enforcement and give helpful suggestions for building and maintaining the vital relationships between first responders and advocates regarding intimate partner violence.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been considered a public health issue since the 1960s. However, research shows that only 10-25% of victims seek any type of traditional victim services; but almost everyone visits the doctor. As a result, healthcare professionals are often the only potential point of intervention for victims and must have the tools in place to address IPV in their clinics and offices. In this webinar, attendees will learn about the prevalence of intimate partner violence, ways to implement effective screening, and trauma-informed practices for addressing these health harming legal needs. The presenters will share how the Texas Advocacy Project can provide free legal help for patients in need.
This webinar will define statistics regarding the transgender community and the barriers to gaining access to care. Resources are discussed to help break down the barriers.
This document highlights programs with victim contact processes, addresses safety challenges. inherent in this work, and offers considerations and best practices for safe and effective implementation (2020).