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ICCR Webinar: IPV Risk Assessment: Which Tool is Right for Your Community?
Title: IPV Risk Assessment: Which Tool is Right for Your Community?
Presenters: Heather Davis, Kelly Dunne

The use of risk assessment is often a key strategy for communities seeking to reduce intimate partner recidivism and homicides. This webinar will examine some of the common risk assessment tools in the field, their intended function, and keys to successful implementation. Attendees will learn about considerations for determining which risk assessment(s) are a good fit for their community and think critically about how risk assessment can be used as part of an effective approach to enhance victim safety and offender accountability.

As a result of this webinar, attendees will:

1. Understand why, how and where to use risk assessment.
2. Understand the different types of risk assessment tools and their various functions.
3. Understand how a community can select a risk assessment tool that aligns with their goals.

Accreditation available for LPC, LMFT, Social Work, & MCLE!

Dec 10, 2020 02:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Heather Davies
Project Specialist @National Training & Technical Assistance at the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center
Heather Davies is the Project Specialist for National Training and Technical Assistance at the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center (JGCC). Heather’s work focuses on the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative (DI), created by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. The DI helps select jurisdictions reduce domestic violence homicides by implementing JGCC’s nationally acclaimed Domestic Violence High Risk Team Model. Before joining JGCC, Heather worked for five years at Casa Myrna Vazquez (CMV) as the Coordinator of SafeLink, the Massachusetts statewide domestic violence crisis hotline. Heather began her career as an attorney and she practiced law as a civil litigator for eleven years prior to joining CMV.
Kelly Dunne
Chief of Operations & Director of Training & Technical Assistance @Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center
Kelly Dunne is the chief of Operations and Director of Training and Technical Assistance of the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center in Massachusetts. Ms. Dunne has focused her work on analyzing the response systems created to protect victims and hold offenders accountable. In 2003, after a tragic domestic violence homicide/suicide of one of her clients, Ms. Dunne created the nationally acclaimed Domestic Violence High Risk Team Model (DVHRT). Based on Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell’s Danger Assessment, the Model seeks to reduce domestic violence homicides and re-assaults by employing risk assessment practices to identify potentially lethal offenders, establishes case specific multi-disciplinary responses, and coordinates monitoring of high-risk domestic violence cases.