AEquitas - Champions for Justice

Trainings

AEquitas offers training related to the investigation and prosecution of gender-based violence and human trafficking. We work alongside our multidisciplinary partners to continuously expand our course offerings. All training events are tuition-free, and scholarships may be available to help offset the cost of travel-related expenses.

Trainings

AEquitas offers training related to the investigation and prosecution of gender-based violence and human trafficking. We work alongside our multidisciplinary partners to continuously expand our course offerings. All training events are tuition-free, and scholarships may be available to help offset the cost of travel-related expenses.
Office Hours: By Prosecutors, For Prosecutors

Calling all prosecutors! Connect with AEquitas Attorney Advisors and your peers on the third Thursday of every month at 2:00PM ET to examine prosecution strategies, emerging issues, promising practices, and more.

Office Hours is an uninhibited, unrecorded conversation between all registrants. It is NOT a webinar. Take advantage of a chance to meet our experts, converse, brainstorm, and share best practices and challenges in a national conversation.

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Jan 20, 2022 - Jul 16, 2026
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Online
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AEquitas Online
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The Traffick Report: Conversation with the Field

3:00pm - 4:30pm ET / 12:00pm - 1:30pm PT

Are you tired of navigating complex human trafficking cases with limited resources? Join us for "The Traffick Report: Conversation with the Field," an online discussion held on the last Wednesday of each month. Professionals from various disciplines, including law enforcement, victim services, and medical professionals, come together to share insight, challenges, and successes in the fight against human trafficking.

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Feb 28, 2024 - Aug 30, 2028
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Online
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AEquitas Online
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International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and the Cycle of Justice

Join law enforcement, prosecutors, advocates, health care providers, Title IX, faith leaders, educators, researchers, and others for this intensive 3-day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues to effectively respond to gender-based crimes.

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Apr 01, 2024 - Apr 03, 2024
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San Diego, CA
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End Violence Against Women international
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Strengthening Sovereign Responses to Sex Trafficking in Indian Country and Alaska Conference

Pending OVW Approval.

This conference will bring together survivors, tribal leaders, field experts, tribal communities, and federal partners focused on improving responses to sex trafficking of American Indian and Alaska Native children, women, and men. The conference plenaries and workshop sessions are designed to equip tribal programs and their partners with critical information and tools necessary to plan and implement comprehensive, culturally-based strategies to combat sex trafficking in Indian Country and Alaska Native communities while highlighting key issues to improve systemic responses to, and  support for, American Indian/Alaska Native survivors of sex trafficking. Tribal crime victim advocates, healthcare professionals, law enforcement, prosecutors, and other tribal services providers working with American Indian/Alaska Native sex trafficking survivors, tribal leaders, tribal gaming, commercial enterprises, travel and tourism, hotel staff, and others wanting to learn more about developing comprehensive tribal responses to sex trafficking in tribal communities.

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Apr 09, 2024 - Apr 11, 2024
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San Francisco, CA
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Minnesota Indian Women\'s Sexual Assault Coalition (MIWSAC)
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The National Institute on the Prosecution of Domestic Violence (NIPDV)

The NIPDV is a 3 ½ -day highly interactive course designed to challenge participants to re-evaluate their approach to prosecuting domestic violence. The curriculum, facilitated by a multidisciplinary faculty, is grounded in evidence-based prosecution, equipping prosecutors with the skills and strategies to hold offenders accountable regardless of whether victims are able to testify at trial. In addition to practical case evaluation and litigation skills, NIPDV focuses on risk assessment, coordinated community responses, trauma-informed interviewing, strangulation, intimate partner sexual assault, co-occurring crimes, witness intimidation and forfeiture by wrongdoing, presentation of evidence at trial, expert testimony, cultural humility, jury selection, and ethical considerations.
 
Through a combination of hypothetical case scenarios, participant exercises, small group discussions, interactive lectures, and faculty demonstrations, participants will re-examine their own beliefs about domestic violence and refine their prosecution practices.
 
THE DETAILS

Location:
Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Dates:
May 7th-10th, 2024

Times: 
•   May 7th: 8:00 AM – 5:05 PM CT
•   May 8th: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM CT
•   May 9th: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM CT
•   May 10th: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CT 

ELIGIBILITY
•    Must currently be employed as a prosecutor in a local, state, or tribal prosecutor's office in the United States
•    Must handle domestic violence crimes — all experience levels welcome
•    The course will be capped at 54 participants
•    Selected participants will receive an email with instructions for registration and further details

INTERESTED?
Please email info@aequitasresource.org to indicate your interest in attending the Institute.

Within your email, please include the following: 
•    Name
•    Jurisdiction
•    Number of years prosecuting domestic violence
•    A commitment to attend and participate in all days of the Institute, or an explanation for any potential or confirmed conflicts
•    A brief explanation (1-2 sentences) of your interest in the Institute and/or why you should be considered 
•    Whether your office receives funding through the U.S. DOJ Office of Violence Against Women's Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Grant Program

Successful applicants will be notified of selection no later than March 2, 2024. Apply today!

NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
AEquitas is able to cover airfare and up to four nights of lodging for four participants. If you are interested in a scholarship, please include in your email application an explanation of financial need. 

ANY QUESTIONS?
Feel free to email us at info@aequitasresource.org

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May 07, 2024 - May 10, 2024
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New Orleans, LA
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AEquitas
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REQUEST TRAINING

Our staff are available to provide customized training related to sexual violence, domestic and intimate partner violence, stalking, human trafficking, child abuse, elder abuse, and witness intimidation. These trainings can be on-site or web-based and be tailored to specific jurisdictions and scope.

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PAST TRAININGS

We’ve archived descriptions of past trainings to showcase the broad range of our course offerings that can often be repeated on request.

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FAQs

AEquitas conducts both in-person and web-based trainings on a wide variety of topics related to the investigation and prosecution of gender-based violence. We'll work with you to determine the best training options available to meet the needs of your audience.
Web-based trainings are free. For in-person/on-site trainings, AEquitas does not charge for materials and staff instruction, but requires that travel-related expenses be covered.
AEquitas' staff of experienced prosecutors deliver the trainings. On occasion we may also partner with adjunct faculty facilitators, including but not limited to state and national experts representing law enforcement officers, judges, advocates, medical professionals, and mental health professionals.