National Training Institute: Court Mandated Batter Programs

Dates : May 07, 2018 - May 08, 2018
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Registration Fee:  $125 per person

ATTENTION - NYS SOCIAL WORKERS*: NYS Education Department approved
                        9 CEU Contact Hours for Licensed Social Workers
                        Earn 9 CASAC, CPP, CPS Clock Hours
* additional $50 per person

Buffalo, NY
Monday May 7, 2018
Tuesday May 8, 2018
Training Location: The Family Justice Center of Erie County, 438 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
Special Guest: Carolyn Fish, Executive Director Emeritus, Center for Safety and Change; Nationally recognized domestic violence presenter and trainer. 
For more information email or call 716 896-6390


Background & Focus of the NY Model for Batterer Programs
In 1978, VCS Inc. developed the first batterer program in New York.  Ten years later, VCS partnered with Catholic Charities of Buffalo NY to best resolve controversy generated by batterer programs regarding their purpose. Are programs appropriate as treatment and rehabilitation or best used for accountability and monitoring? Can they achieve both? By listening to the collective wisdom of battered women’s advocates locally and across the country, the NY Model for Batterer Programs was developed. This clear and replicable design, consistently updated,  contributes to the efforts to eliminate and prevent domestic violence. Measurable outcomes support the efficacy of NY Model Batterer Programs.

Who Should Attend
The training is designed for judges, court clerks and other court personnel, probation and parole officers, prosecutors, defense bar, and domestic violence advocates. This training is also useful for those who work in batterer programs and with domestic violence offenders in other venues. Social Workers and CASAC and CPP professionals are especially invited and will hear invaluable information that will inform their practice . 

Institute Co-Directors and Institute Faculty
Phyllis B. Frank: Founding Director, VCS Domestic Violence Program for Men; Co-founder, Past Pres., NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence;

Gregory R. White: Director, Domestic Violence Program for Men, Catholic Charities of Buffalo, NY;

​Vanessa Green, Susanne Fitzpatrick, Darla Salmon, VCS Inc., Rockland County, NY; Michael Rempel, Director of Research, Center for Court Innovation, NYC; Dr. Chris O'Sullivan, Evaluation and Research Consultant, NY