Monday, March 28, 2016

The Youthful Offender Domestic Violence Court: A Collaborative Approach to Teen Dating Violence within the Criminal Justice System

New York State prosecutors and other groups will be hosting a webinar discussing the Youthful Offender Domestic Violence Court (YODVC), a collaborative court that approaches teen dating violence cases from a teen-specific and youth development-informed perspective.

The webinar will highlight the prevalence of teen dating violence, address the unique needs of teen complainants and defendants, discuss the history and goals of the YODVC, and provide transferable lessons that prosecutors can integrate into their practice when working on teen dating violence matters.

While this webinar is focused on domestic violence/dating abuse, it is applicable to all prosecutors working with young witnesses.

For more information, click here.