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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Knoxville Family Justice Center Offers Promising Practices Conference
Registration Form for Conference [PDF]
U.S. Dept of Justice Office on Violence Against Women

March 13, 2006 - The Knoxville Family Justice Center will offer the "Promising Practices Conference" presented by The U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women in partnership with the San Diego Family Justice Center on March 28-29, 2006 from 8:00am-5:00pm at the Knoxville Marriott located at 500 Hill Avenue, SE, Knoxville, Tennessee 37915.

This two-day conference will include national experts presenting promising practices in intimate partner violence intervention and enforcement. All conference participants will attend all sessions together. The goal is to have ALL professionals who work with victims of family violence and all interested members of the community, gain a shared understanding and facilitate future discussions about appropriate service models for Knoxville. This project was supported by Award No. 2004- WE- BX- K001 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice.


Located at Knoxville Marriott, 500 Hill Avenue, SE, Knoxville, TN 37915

Registration & Continental Breakfast
March 28th and 29th - 7:30am-8:30am

Tuesday, March 28 - 8:30am-5:00pm

  • Promising Practices Overview/
  • FJC Vision
  • Investigation of Domestic Violence Cases
  • Offender Accountability
    Hosted Lunch - Promising Practices in the Courts
  • Cultural Competency Role Plays
  • Forensic Medical Issues/Strangulation

    Wednesday, March 29 - 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Danger Assessment and Safety Planning
  • A Survivor's Story
  • "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes"
  • Teamwork in the Family Justice Center
  • Prosecution of Domestic Violence Cases
  • "You're a Hero"


    This is an accredited conference for health and mental health professionals and attorneys. Participants wishing continuing education credits should sign up at the conference site. Certificates will be issued at the close of the conference.


    The conference is FREE , but registration is required by Monday, March 20, 2006. For more information or to register, contact Jo Terry at (865) 215- 4150.


    Judge Carl Ashley is assigned to the Children’s Court Division of Milwaukee County Circuit Court. He serves as a national faculty member for the President’s Family Justice Center Initiative and on the Advisory Committee of the National Judicial Center.

    Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell is the Anna D. Wolf Endowed Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing with a joint appointment in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She serves as a national faculty member for the President’s Family Justice Center Initiative.

    Cindy Dyer is the chief prosecutor of the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office and a member of the board of directors for the Texas Council on Family Violence, the City of Dallas Domestic Violence Task Force and the Family Violence Task Force and the Family Violence Prevention Council.

    Casey Gwinn serves as the national director for the President’s Family Justice Center Initiative Technical Assistance Project. As elected San Diego city attorney from 1996-2004, Casey led the effort to open the nationally acclaimed San Diego Family Justice Center. He is currently director of victim services for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.

    Barbara Hart is legal director of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence and associate director of the Battered Women's Justice Project. She serves as a national faculty member for the President’s Family Justice Center Initiative.

    James E. Henderson, Jr. is a probation officer with the Domestic Violence Probation Unit in Ann Arbor, Michigan and a member of the national faculty of the American Prosecutor’s Research Institute (APRI).

    Phil Keith retired as Knoxville Chief of Police in 2004. He is currently working as Program Manager for Training and Technical Assistance for the Department of Justice AMBER Alert Initiative and Fox Valley Technical College. He also serves as the Director for Community and Government Affairs for the Tennessee Asso- ciation for Chiefs of Police. Keith serves as a national faculty member for the President’s Family Justice Center Initiative.

    Rhonda Martinson is a staff attorney for the Battered Women’s Justice Project. She provides technical assistance, such as site visits, telephone consultation, writing partnerships and training to criminal justice professionals regarding current domes- tic violence issues and laws.

    Dr. George McClane is the medical director for the San Diego Family Justice Center’s Forensic Medical Unit, an associate professor of community medicine for Stanford Medical School and an emergency physician. He lectures and writes on the medi- cal aspects of domestic violence.

    Gael Strack is director of the San Diego Family Justice Center, an adjunct law professor for Cal Western Law School and a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Do- mestic Violence. She was formerly the Assistant City Attorney for the Office of the San Diego City Attorney’s Office.

    Dr. Sujata Warrier is director of the Health Care Bureau of the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. She serves as a national faculty member for the President’s Family Justice Center Initiative.

    Mark Wynn was a twenty year member of the Nashville Metropolitan Police Dept., where he served as Lieutenant of the Domestic Violence Division, as a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team for fifteen years. He is the recipient of 121 commendations and 51 awards and certificates including the 1998 Nashvillian of the Year Award and the National Improve- ment of Justice Award.
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