Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team Training

Date: Jul 21, 2015 - Jul 23, 2015

Where: Columbia, South Carolina

Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team Training 


July 21-23, 2015 


DUE DATE: Nominations are due by May 29, 2015 


CONTACTS: National Indian Country Training Coordinator: 

Leslie A. Hagen, (803) 705-5061, E-Mail: 

Training Specialist: Delores McCarter, 803-705-5123, E-Mail: 


FAX: (803) 705-5110 


Every year, people are murdered at the hands of an intimate partner. Increasingly, criminal justice professionals and other practitioners involved in domestic violence cases are using domestic violence fatality reviews as a tool that may help reduce the many deaths due to intimate partner homicide. In a fatality review, community practitioners and service providers identify homicides and suicides resulting from domestic violence, examine the events leading up to the death, identify gaps in service delivery, and improve preventive interventions. 


Fatality reviews can reveal trends and may lead to changes to the system that could prevent future deaths. They may also enhance prevention and intervention programs aimed at reducing the death toll from acts of domestic violence. Reviewing domestic violence death overtime might identify broader issues with social policies, criminal justice intervention strategies, and political initiatives. 


The National Indian Country Training Initiative is hosting a Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team Training July 21-23, 2015. The training will be held at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, SC. This training is designed for federal and tribal criminal justice professionals and community service providers who investigate, prosecute and respond to domestic violence crimes. 


This training will address what constitutes a domestic violence fatality review, how to convene a review, and it will address legal issues - like confidentiality - that frequently arise during the review process. Priority admission will go to applicants working on cases arising in Indian Country.


This class will have a mock fatality review exercise component. Criminal justice professionals and community service providers working cases together are encouraged to register as a team. 


Please complete the attached form for each of your nominees and E-Mail or FAX to the attention of Delores McCarter, Office of Legal Education, FAX number 803-705-5110. Nominations are due by May 29, 2015. 


The NICTI will review all nominations and the NICTI will send an e-mail advising nominees of their selection on or about June 8, 2015. Selected nominees will also receive information on how to book travel and lodging. There is no tuition fee to attend the training. Lodging accommodations and travel expenses will be provided by the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Education. 


In order to ensure that our records are correct, please type in the required information when completing the nomination forms. Illegible and/or incomplete forms will not be considered.


Due to the increasing number of last minute cancellations, we must ask that only nominations for those who are certain to attend be submitted. 


The Executive Office for United States Attorneys will provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. Requests should be made to Delores McCarter as early as possible, preferably at least two weeks in advance of the seminar. No nominee will be excluded from a course on the basis of a disability-related accommodations request. 


This training is authorized under the Government Employees Training Act. 


Any questions regarding this training seminar should be directed to Delores McCarter at (803) 705-5123.