Webinar Series on National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative

Fatality Review: State of Art
May 3, 2018 at 12 PM - 1:30 PM MST

Neil Websdale explores the historical origins of domestic violence fatality review, the philosophies that informed its development, the geographical spread of teams, team membership and the involvement of community members and those close to victims and perpetrators, the practicalities of reviewing cases, the outcomes of review work including report writing, and the relationship between our interventions into cases of intimate partner violence and declining rates of intimate partner homicide.

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Collateral Interviews for Informing Fatality Review  

May 15, 2018 at 12 PM - 1:30 PM MST

Neil Websdale and Kathleen Ferraro explore the ​benefits and practicalities of collateral interviews to expand our understanding of the lives of victims and perpetrators in fatality reviews. ​ ​They discuss interviewing family members of decedents and perpetrators, male and female perpetrators of intimate partner homicide, survivors in cases of near-death, and others such as neighbors, friends, and co-workers. Their analysis includes coverage of the possible role of trauma in the interviewing process and ways in which interview data contribute to the overall process of domestic violence fatality review.

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 Reviewing ​the ​Murder of Susan Casey: ​Illustrating the ​Process of Domestic Violence Fatality Review 

June 5, 2018 at 12 PM - 1:30 PM MST

Neil Websdale addresses the complexities of the life and murder of Susie Casey, a Montana woman who disappeared on April 12, 2008 from Glendive, Montana, only to be found dead three weeks later. The long search for and prosecution of her killer raised many issues that the anti-domestic violence movement confronts in its day-to-day work. The case analysis renders problematic our notions of "perpetrator" and "victim." It also challenges many of our assumptions about "battered women," who they are, their agency, and their resistive maneuverability. Through the lens of the case, Websdale explores the philosophy of fatality review, the review process, team membership, confidentiality and privacy, the links between fatality review and risk assessment, and the outcomes of review work.

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2018 APAAC Annual Prosecutor Conference

June 20, 2018 - June 22, 2018

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Partner Events

Battered Women's Justice Project Webinars

The Family Violence Institute has partnered with the Battered Women's Justice Project to present a series of webinars. The webinars offer discussions of current research on domestic and intimate partner violence. 
Past Webinar Recordings 
 April 2018 
Current Research on Batterer Invention Programs and Implication for Policy 
June 2017
Batterer Intervention Programs and Victim Safety: Where Do We Go from Here? 
August 2017
Domestic Violence is Complex: Cycles, Wheels, or Systems 
September 2017
Drivers of Intimate Partner Violence in Three Refugee Camps 
September 2017
New Research on the Intergenerational Transmission of Abuse 
September 2017
Debunking Domestic Violence Myths 
October 2017
Efficacy of Interventions with Victims 
December 2017
Introducing the Trauma Informed Practice (TIP) Scales for DV Programs 
January 2018
The Science and Practice of Community-Informed Risk Assessment