Dr. Jenifer Markowitz Bio

Guest Presenter

Going to Trial: Preparing for the Unknown and the Unknowable
June 5, 2017 Wichita, KS

A forensic nurse examiner since 1995, Dr. Markowitz regularly serves as faculty, and as an expert consultant for the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps for the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. She has consulted for a variety of agencies, including Peace Corps, the US Army Medical Command and the National Institute of Justice. Past national activities include working with the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to develop a national protocol and training standards for Sexual Assault Medical-Forensic Examinations; with the U.S. Department of Defense to revise the military’s Sexual Assault Evidence Collection kit and corresponding documentation forms; and as an Advisory Board member for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. She is the author of multiple publications, including a book, several book chapters and peer-reviewed articles. In 2012 Dr. Markowitz served as President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

Safety Within Systems - Speaker Bios

Cannon Han, J.D.
Senior Project Manager, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API Institute)

Cannon Han is the Senior Project Manager at the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence. He is responsible for managing the Interpretation Technical Assistance & Resource Center, which provides technical assistance and training on complying with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Prior to joining the API Institute, he was a Senior Court Services Analyst with the California Administrative Office of the Courts Court Interpreters Program. He was responsible for oversight and training on California court interpreter ethics and professional standards, interpreter recruitment, language access in the courts, and interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing. He also worked as a direct legal services attorney and in private practice.

Isabel Framer
Founder and principal partner, Language Access Consultants, LLC.

Since 1996, she has worked as a consultant to defense attorneys, prosecutors, law enforcement, state and federal government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, and advocacy firms on language access for Limited English Proficient persons in the legal system. She is a state court-certified judiciary interpreter and has been qualified as an expert witness in court proceedings regarding language access and interpreter standards.

Isabel has served on several boards and advisory committees, including the Supreme Court of Ohio's Advisory Committee on Interpreter Services and as Chair of the Rules and Policies Subcommittee, Governor Strickland's Ohio Judicial Appointments Recommendation At-Large Panel, and the Racial Fairness Project in Cleveland. She was also a board member of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT) from 2003 to 2007 and served as its chair from 2007 to 2009. In 2004, she was co-chair of the Summit/Lorain Law Enforcement Project, the first national project of its kind to create an interpretation and translation model and best practices for law enforcement, public officials, judiciary interpreters, and national defense advocates.

Appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the US Senate, Isabel currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the State Justice Institute (SJI). She is a lead consultant for the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities, helping to train attorneys and advocates on interpretation issues for domestic violence victims. Isabel also serves as a Commissioner on the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs.

Leslye E. Orloff
Director, National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP)

Leslye E. Orloff is an Adjunct Professor and the Director of the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) at American University Washington College of Law. She founded and directed the Immigrant Women Program at Legal Momentum and the National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women. She has worked collaboratively with experts across the country for 29 years to develop and implement immigration relief, public benefits access, and family law protections for immigrant women, children, and survivors.

Domestic Violence

Developed by Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

Domestic violence (battering) is a pattern of abusive and coercive behavior used to gain dominance, power, and control over an intimate partner. It includes the use of illegal and legal behaviors and tactics that undermine the victim’s sense of self, free will, and safety. Battering behavior can impact other family members and can be used in other family relationships.

Domestic violence crosses all class, race, lifestyle, and religious lines. The only clear distinction is gender. Most victims of domestic violence are women, and most perpetrators of domestic violence are men. According to the National Institute of Justice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, women are at significantly greater risk of domestic violence than men. Approximately 1 in 4 women in the U.S. have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime. Many academic leaders have identified domestic violence as a major criminal justice, health care, and social issue.

Signs of Domestic Violence

Perpetrators of domestic violence (batterers) use a combination of the following tactics to gain and maintain dominance, power, and control over the victim. Batterers make a choice to use control tactics and violence, including when the violence occurs and the amount of injury inflicted by their acts. Batterers bear sole responsibility for their actions.

Physical violence: Pushing; grabbing; shoving; restraining; kicking; spitting; biting; pulling hair; pinching; hitting; punching; slapping; strangling (choking); cutting; stabbing

Sexual violence: Unwanted touching or fondling; forced sexual contact; rape; accusing her of being unfaithful; humiliating or objectifying her body; restricting her access to reproductive health care; forcing her to engage in unwanted sex acts; threatening to have sex with someone else; coercing her into having sex

Coercion and threats: Making or carrying out threats to do something to hurt her; threatening to leave her, to commit suicide, to report her to welfare, to have her deported or report her to immigration authorities; making her drop charges or not testify; making her do illegal things

Intimidation: Making her afraid by using looks, actions, gestures; destroying her property; abusing pets; displaying weapons

Emotional abuse: Putting her down; calling her names; making her think she’s crazy; playing mind games; humiliating her; making her feel bad about herself; making her feel guilty

Isolation: Controlling what she does, who she sees and talks to, what she reads, where she goes; limiting her outside involvement; using jealousy to justify actions; withholding important documents (immigration paperwork, birth certificates, social security cards)

Using children: Making her feel guilty about the children; using the children to relay messages; using visitation to harass her; threatening to take the children away, to fight for custody, to harm the children; undermining her parenting; teaching the children to treat her with disrespect

Economic abuse: Preventing her from getting or keeping a job; making her ask for money; giving her an allowance; taking her money; not letting her know about or have access to family income

Male privilege/entitlement: Treating her like a servant; making all the big decisions; making all the rules; adhering to strict gender roles and being the one to define men’s and women’s roles

Minimizing, denying, blaming: Making light of the abuse and not taking her concerns about it seriously; saying the abuse didn’t happen; shifting responsibility for abusive behavior; saying she caused the abuse; claiming to be the “real” victim

Considerations for Safety Planning

  • Threats to severely injure or kill her or her children if she leaves
  • Batterer promises that he will change
  • Access to transportation
  • Access to communication with friends and family
  • Access to a “safe” place in her home
  • Access to resources and supports
  • Access to affordable housing
  • Access to economic resources
  • Workplace safety (getting to and from work, safety while at work)
  • Cultural, social, or religious beliefs about marriage, families, and children
  • Concerns related to parenting
  • Immigration issues

For support, contact:

The sexual and domestic violence program nearest you, (from "Kansas Sexual and Domestic Violence Programs and Crisis Numbers by City" or "Kansas Sexual and Domestic Violence Program Map" below) or call:

Kansas Crisis Hotline


National Domestic Violence Hotline


Safety Planning

Safety planning helps develop tools in advance of potentially dangerous situations.

Supporting a Victim of Domestic Violence

Learn how you can support a victim of domestic violence.

Kansas Sexual and Domestic Violence Programs and Crisis Numbers by City

City: Dodge City
Program Name: Crisis Center of Dodge City
Counties Served: Clark, Ford, Gray, Hodgeman, Meade
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://dodgecitycrisiscenter.com
Crisis Hotline Number: 620-225-6510 or 1-866-270-2270

City: El Dorado
Program Name: Family Life Center Safe House
Counties Served: Butler
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/flcsafehouse/
Crisis Hotline Number: 800-870-6967 or 316-321-7104

City: Emporia
Program Name: SOS, Inc.
Counties Served: Chase, Coffey, Greenwood, Lyon, Morris, Osage
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://soskansas.com/
Crisis Hotline Number: 800-825-1295 or 620-342-1870

City: Garden City
Program Name: Family Crisis Services
Counties Served: Finney, Greeley, Hamilton, Kearny, Lane, Scott, Wichita
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.familycrisisservices.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 620-275-5911

City: Great Bend
Program Name: Family Crisis Center, Inc.
Counties Served: Barber, Barton, Comanche, Edwards, Kiowa, Ness, Pawnee, Pratt, Rush, Stafford
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.familycrisiscntr.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 866-792-1885 or 620-792-1885

City: Hays
Program Name: Options: Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, Inc.
Counties Served: Cheyenne, Decatur, Ellis, Gove, Graham, Logan, Norton, Osborne, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Russell, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego, Wallace
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.help4abuse.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 800-794-4624 or 785-625-3055

City: Hutchinson
Program Name: Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center
Counties Served: Harper, Kingman, Reno, Rice
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.sadvchutch.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 800-701-3630 or 620-663-2522

City: Iola
Program Name: Hope Unlimited
Counties Served: Allen, Anderson, Neosho, Woodson
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.hope-unlimited.org/index.html
Crisis Hotline Number: 620-365-7566

City: Kansas City
Program Name: Friends of Yates - Della Gill/Joyce H. Williams Center
Counties Served: Wyandotte
Services: Domestic Violence
Website: http://www.friendsofyates.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 913-321-0951

City: Kansas City
Program Name: SAFEHOME
Counties Served: Johnson, Miami
Services: Domestic Violence
Website: http://www.safehome-ks.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 888-432-4300 or 913-262-2868

City: Kansas City
Program Name: MOCSA
Counties Served: Johnson, Miami, Wyandotte
Services: Sexual Assault
Website: http://mocsa.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 913-642-0233 or 816-531-0233

City: Kansas City
Program Name: Mattie Rhodes Center ¡Si Se Puede!
Counties Served: Johnson, Wyandotte
Services: Domestic Violence- therapy, service coordination, legal advocacy, staff speak Spanish
Website: http://www.mattierhodes.org
Crisis Hotline Number: 816-241-3780 (not a crisis line)

City: Kansas City
Program Name: Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (LGBT services)
Counties Served: Johnson, Miami, Wyandotte
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.kcavp.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 816-561-0550

City: Lawrence
Program Name: The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center
Counties Served: Douglas, Franklin, Jefferson
Services: Sexual Assault
Website: http://stacarecenter.org
Crisis Hotline Number: 785-843-8985

City: Lawrence
Program Name: The Willow Domestic Violence Center
Counties Served: Douglas, Franklin, Jefferson
Services: Domestic Violence
Website: http://www.willowdvcenter.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 800-770-3030 or 785-843-3333

City: Leavenworth
Program Name: Alliance Against Family Violence
Counties Served: Leavenworth
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.aafv.net/
Crisis Hotline Number: 800-644-1441 or 913-682-9131

City: Liberal
Program Name: LARC/DVS, Inc.
Counties Served: Grant, Haskell, Morton, Seward, Stanton, Stevens
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.larcdvs.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 888-417-7273 or 620-624-8818

City: Manhattan
Program Name:The Crisis Center, Inc.
Counties Served: Clay, Geary, Marshall, Pottawatomie, Riley
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.thecrisiscenterinc.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 800-727-2785 or 785-539-2785

City: Mayetta
Program Name: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation - Tribal Victims Services Program
Counties Served: Tribal Members of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.pbpindiantribe.com/social-services.aspx
Crisis Hotline Number: 866-966-0173 or 785-966-8330

City: Newton
Program Name: Safehope, Inc.
Counties Served: Harvey, Marion, McPherson
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.safehope.net//
Crisis Hotline Number: 800-487-0510 or 316-803-1800

City: Pittsburg
Program Name: Safehouse Crisis Center, Inc.
Counties Served: Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Linn, Montgomery, Wilson
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.safehousecrisiscenter.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 800-794-9148 or 620-231-8251

City: Salina
Program Name:Domestic Violence Assoc. of Central Kansas
Counties Served: Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Ottawa, Republic, Saline, Washington
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.dvack.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 800-874-1499 or 785-827-5862

City: Topeka
Program Name: YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment
Counties Served: Jackson, Shawnee, Wabaunsee
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.ywcaneks.org
Crisis Hotline Number: 888-822-2983 or 785-354-7927

City: Wichita
Program Name: Catholic Charities Harbor House
Counties Served: Sedgwick
Services: Domestic Violence
Website: http://www.catholicdioceseofwichita.org/family-stabilization/harbor-house
Crisis Hotline Number: 866-899-5522 or 316-263-6000

City: Wichita
Program Name: StepStone
Counties Served: Sedgwick
Services: Domestic Violence
Website: http://www.stepstoneks.org
Crisis Hotline Number: 316-265-1611

City: Wichita
Program Name: Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center
Counties Served: Sedgwick
Services: Sexual Assault
Website: http://wichitasac.com
Crisis Hotline Number: 877-927-2248 or 316-263-3002 o español: 316-263-2044

City: Wichita
Program Name: Wichita Family Crisis Center
Counties Served: Sedgwick
Services: Domestic Violence
Website: http://www.wichitafamilycrisiscenter.org
Crisis Hotline Number: 316-267-7233

If you are in need of advocacy services and do not find your community listed, call the 24/7 Kansas Crisis Hotline at 1-888-363-2287.

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