Date of this Version
Court Review, Volume 49, Issue 4 (2013)
The American Judges Association is launching a web-based, comprehensive training program for judges regarding the handling of domestic-violence cases. The program includes presentations by leading experts in the area, with separate modules on:
• The dynamics of domestic violence,
• Civil-protection orders,
• Child-custody cases,
• Evidentiary issues, and
Each module has clearly identified learning objectives, video scenarios and presentations, interactive exercises to check comprehension of key points, and resources to explore for further information. There are courtroom-based scenarios, dynamic panel discussions, and additional interactive content. The program should be of interest both to new and experienced judges; the program truly features outstanding experts that judges otherwise might not have the time, opportunity, or funding to be able to hear.