Date of this Version
Court Review, Volume 53, Issue 1 (2017)
The American Judges Association has a comprehensive, web-based 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 sentencing.
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. Short of attending an intensive, three- to five-day training program, nothing like this has ever been put together. And it’s totally free to you and your colleagues.