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Freedom from Sexual Violence

Event: Accounting for Risk and Danger in Your Multi Agency Responses to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Accounting for Risk and Danger in Your Multi Agency Responses to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

July 26-28, 2016 / San Diego, California 

Join the Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) in beautiful San Diego for an exciting two and a half day training featuring national experts and local communities who have used risk and danger assessments in innovative ways to respond to domestic violence and sexual assault. Connect with your peers, evaluate practices to bring home to your communities, and learn from experts in the field.

Featured Speakers

Come and learn from Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell on using the Danger Assessment with marginalized communities; Dr. Neil Websdale on the complexities of implementing risk assessments in systems; Judge Jerry Bowles (Ret.) will speak on whether judges should be using risk assessments; and Chief of Police Tom Tremblay (Ret.) on a trauma-informed approach to risk assessment, as well as police leadership and liability concerns. Many other experts will round out this distinguished group of faculty.

On the second day of the conference, Dr. Campbell will conduct a free Danger Assessment certification training to all who are interested!

We will examine: 1) how the world of the victim is expanding or contracting as a result of risk and danger assessments; 2) what safety options are available for diverse victims; and 3) how risk and danger assessments are validating survivors’ choices. This conference will critique the work being done and also share innovative approaches from communities engaged deeply in broadening safety options for victims.

Logistics & Registration

There are no registration or training fees to attend. OVW Improving Criminal Justice Responses (formerly GTEAP or “Arrest” ) grantees are pre-approved to use grant travel funds to attend. Grantees must use their OVW-issued grant number to register for this training.


For questions related to the content of the conference, please contact Sujata Warrier at BWJP: 612-824-8768, ext. 116; For questions related to conference logistics, please contact Jeanne Larson at BWJP: 612-824-8768, ext. 101;

Learn more and register now!