Violence Ends with Me group for boys ages 12-18
Join Centro Tyrone Guzman and our new group for Latino boys. We will explore a variety of topics including identity, masculinity, health, relationships, and violence. Youth will engage in community events focused on educating peers and family on these issues.
Food will be provided. (Please call for transportation)
When: 2nd Saturday of each month starting Feb. 10, 2018
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Centro Tyrone Guzman
1915 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Contact: Carlos Guereca (612) 222 – 2461
PENDING OVW APPROVAL
Date: Monday, May 14, 2018
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm (CST)
For a justice system to be truly just, it must be accessible to all individuals. However, survivor litigants may face challenges when courts are not responsive to their cultural identity. For survivors of gender based violence, these challenges present additional barriers towards accessing justice and obtaining fair outcomes. Recognizing and respecting individual cultural differences are important to sensitive and effective work with survivors. In addition, differences in concepts of suffering and healing can influence how individuals may experience the effects of gender based victimization and interaction with courts.
- Enhance access to justice by fostering more culturally responsive courts, court staff, and judges.
- Identify role-specific responsibilities in implementing culturally responsive practices in the courts.
- Assess culturally-specific barriers survivors may face in the criminal and civil justice systems and design strategies for overcoming those challenges.
Nida Abbasi, JD, Coordinator, Domestic Violence Programs, Center for Court Innovation
Nida Abbasi, JD, Coordinator of the Domestic Violence Programs at the Center for Court Innovation, delivers expert assistance to courts and communities seeking to enhance their approach to domestic and sexual violence. At the Center, she has developed numerous products and presentations focused on the issues surrounding violence against women, including supervised visitation, culturally responsive practices, offender deterrence strategies, and best practices for domestic violence courts.
Jose Juan Lara Jr., MS, Project Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network
Jose Juan Lara Jr., MS, has been involved in the movement against gender violence since 1999 in Texas and has facilitated workshops at national, state, and local conferences on crisis intervention, systems advocacy for victims of family and sexual violence, and LGBTQ victims of interpersonal violence. Prior to coming to the National Latin@ Network, Jose Juan was the Senior Victim Services Program Specialist for Texas Advocacy Project in Austin; Legal Advocate Program Coordinator for Friendship of Women, Inc. in Brownsville; Case Manager Supervisor/Volunteer Coordinator for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cameron and Willacy Counties; and Director of Legal Services for the Family Crisis Center, Inc. in Harlingen. Jose Juan serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Victim Services Association and allgo, a statewide queer people of color organization (originally, Austin Latina/o Lesbian and Gay Organization) and a consultant for Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center. Jose Juan holds an MA in Sociology and an MS in Public Safety with specialization in Criminal Justice.
Join us for our 35th Anniversary Gala, ¡Adelante Esperanza!
In 35 years, Casa de Esperanza has grown into the largest Latina organization in the country mobilizing Latin@ communities to end domestic violence.
¡Adelante Esperanza! will celebrate the courage and wisdom of our Latina founders and recognize Latin@ leaders locally and nationally who have a deep and passionate commitment to healthy families and communities.
Join us for the excitement!
Purchase tickets here.
For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to purchase a table contact Kathryn Ross at email@example.com or 651-646-5553 ext 314