Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women

Trainings 

    July 13, 2017, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. EST
    Basic In-Person

    441 4th St NW, Room 1107, Washington, D.C.

    Helping Survivors with Interstate Custody and Relocation Cases in the DC Metropolitan Area

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    This in-person, practice-based training will provide participants with an overview of the various federal and state laws that govern interstate custody cases, focusing specifically on the laws affecting interstate cases in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The training is designed for attorneys and victim advocates who wish to understand the basic framework of how these laws fit together and will include an overview of the local laws involved when victims relocate with children across state lines, as well as practice exercises to assist participants applying the laws. This training is supported by the Women’s Bar Association Foundation.

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    September 12, 2017, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. EST
    Basic Webinar

    Should I Stay or Should I Go: Helping Survivors with Interstate Custody and Relocation Cases

    Has a domestic violence survivor ever asked you if she can leave the state with her children? Have you ever worked with a survivor who has fled to your state with her children for safety? Do you know what to do when a court in one state has entered a custody order and a court in another state has entered a protection order about the same children?

    The LRC, in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation, will be offering a webinar on basic interstate custody issues. This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the various federal and state laws that govern interstate custody cases. The training is designed for attorneys, victim advocates, and other community partners who wish to understand the basic framework of how these laws fit together. Case scenarios will be used to demonstrate how practitioners can help survivors address the economic, safety and legal issues involved when they cross state or tribal lines to flee abuse.

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    September 30, 2017, 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. EST
    Basic In-Person
    Community Legal Services, Center City Office
    1424 Chestnut St., 5th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Helping Domestic Violence Survivors with Interstate Custody and Relocation Cases in Pennsylvania

    Has a domestic violence survivor ever asked you if she can leave Pennsylvania with her children? Have you ever worked with a survivor who has fled to Pennsylvania with her children for safety?

    The LRC, in partnership with Women Against Abuse, will provide a free training on basic interstate custody issues for victim advocates. The training will provide an overview of the various federal and state laws that govern interstate custody cases and is designed for advocates who wish to understand how these laws fit together. The presenters will use case scenarios to demonstrate how advocates can help survivors address the economic, safety, and legal issues involved when they cross Pennsylvania state lines for safety. This training is supported by the Valentine Foundation.
     

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