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.
Promising Practices Overview/
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
Located at Knoxville Marriott, 500 Hill Avenue, SE, Knoxville, TN
Registration & Continental Breakfast
March 28th and 29th - 7:30am-8:30am
Tuesday, March 28 - 8:30am-5:00pm
Investigation of Domestic Violence Cases
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
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
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
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.