Ending domestic violence on the reservation

Sgt. Anthony Atuna, Law Enforcement consultant, sharing a presentation regarding a domestic violence case for the Ending Violence Against Women Project.
Real life police call being presented by Yvette Guthrie, Senior Deputy DA, 17th JD, at the Domestic Violence and Stalking presentation, held at the Southern Ute Museum on June 29, 2017.
Allisianna Baker | SU Drum YEP employee
Allisianna Baker | SU Drum YEP employee

A Domestic Violence and Stalking presentation by the Ending Violence Against Women Project was held at the Southern Ute Museum on Thursday, June 29. Presenters from across Colorado came together to empower local law enforcement and human services departments.

The Ending Violence Against Women Project is collaboration by the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, The Colorado District Attorneys’ Council, the County Sheriffs of Colorado and the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, which came together as one big powerhouse to battle domestic violence.

Faculty of which included; Sgt. (Ret.) Anthony Antuna, Yvette Guthrie, Senior Deputy DA, 17th JD, Chip Meneley, SART & DV Community Response Coordinator Hilltop DV Services, Darla Stuart, Executive Director, and the ARC of Aurora and Ending Violence Against Women Project Director, Linda Johnston who presented together at the Southern Ute Museum with on objective in mind: Multi-Disciplinary Training and Technical Assistance on Domestic Violence and Stalking.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), one in three women, and one in four men have been victims of [some type of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.

“We all work together to try to end violence against women,” Linda Johnston said.

Attendees were able to gain more knowledge on topics such as investigation, predominant aggressor analysis, strangulation and victims with disabilities. Attaining stalking information was one of the key points taught during the afternoon session, where they covered: use of technology, evidence collection and the building of a case.

This free training was aimed toward local professionals who want to join the fight to end domestic violence. The project is also support by a grant that was awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Dept. of Justice.

If you want to join the fight please visit www.edacweb.com to find trainings in your area.

 

 

 

 

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