- June 27, 2023
- Posted by: Teresa Gallegos
Virtual via Zoom Meeting Platform Utilizing a Community High-Risk Team and Lethality Assessment to Address Intimate Partner Violence
Audience: This training is a learning opportunity for a multidisciplinary audience; corrections, judges, mental health, law enforcement, prosecutors, victim advocates (system and community-based), and other professionals who work with victims of domestic violence.
Domestic violence continues to threaten Kansas communities’ health and safety. To address these serious concerns, a toolkit was developed on Utilizing a Community High-Risk Team and Lethality Assessment to Address Intimate Partner Violence. This training will provide an overview of the toolkit designed to guide community partners through developing and implementing high-risk teams utilizing lethality assessment protocols to enhance the criminal justice response to high-risk offenders and increase support and safety for victims of intimate partner violence.
Participants will be able to:
- Understand the benefits and components of the high-risk team framework.
- Understand the implementation process for a High-Risk Team and a Lethality Assessment.
- Understand the importance of informed consent.
- Identify technical assistance resources available for implementation.
Date & Time
Friday, September 15, 2023
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
This Virtual training will be presented live via the Zoom Meeting platform. It will not be recorded.
Sgt. Brandon Deck
Newton Police Department
Brandon Deck is a nine-year law enforcement veteran at the Newton Police Department. He currently works as a patrol sergeant, but previously served as a detective and patrol officer. As a detective, he worked under a Violence Against Women Act grant through the Office on Violence Against Women targeting domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault crimes. In 2020, he developed a strangulation supplement and associated curriculum created to advance strangulation investigations and response techniques. Sergeant Deck worked collectively with area advocates, prosecutors, and law enforcement to teach and implement best practices in domestic violence investigations, evidence-based prosecution, and collaborative accountability for offenders. Since 2021, he has served as the chair for Advisory Council on Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Subcommittee.
Criminal Justice Projects Manager
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
Angie Swart is the Criminal Justice Projects Manager at Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV). Before joining KCSDV in 2021, she worked for 18 years at a domestic violence shelter in Arizona, where she worked as a strategic leader implementing best practices to optimize growth and support enduring change. In 2018 she took the lead with all the logistics required to become the nation’s first Certified Trauma Informed domestic violence organization. At KCSDV, she works to prevent and eliminate sexual and domestic violence through a statewide network of programs that provide support and safety for all victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking. Her current role is focused on reducing domestic violence homicides in Kansas.
Fee: No cost
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Please register early. Space will be limited!
How To Register:
You must first create an account and login, then select the number of users you want to register and click “Register Now.”
If you need assistance registering, contact KCSDV Training Team, firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Zoom information will be emailed to all attendees on Wednesday, September 13, 2023
We welcome people of all abilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please select your needs on the online registration form or contact email@example.com. Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the event.
For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please select your needs on the online registration form or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the event.
Participation and Zoom Technical Requirements:
- To participate in this virtual training, you should make every attempt to use a computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
- Zoom Platform: We recommend that you have the most current version of the Zoom client on your computer. If you already have Zoom loaded, please be sure you have updated to the newest version from this page.
Criminal Justice Projects Manager
email@example.com or 785-232-9784
This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-WE-AX-0004 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice to the Kansas Office of the Governor. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women or the Kansas Office of the Governor.
Morning Session, 1.5 Hours.
Afternoon Session, 1.5 Hours.
2 CNEs Pending approval – A certificate of completion for 2 hours of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits will be awarded to each participant upon the completion of this training.
KCSDV is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering has been approved for contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, or LPN re-licensure.
Kansas State Board of Nursing Provider Number: LT0291-0914
September 15, 2023
9:00 am - 10:30 am