DVOMB Strategic Planning - Survey of Stakeholders
The DVOMB conducted a Strategic Planning Retreat in November 2016 with the purpose of exchanging ideas, identifying priorities, as well as setting goals and objectives for the next three years. This process generated a number of possible goals for consideration by the DVOMB. These goals have been organized into 11 critical themes as follows:
1. Provider recruitment and retention
2. Provider Qualifications and Levels
3. Treatment Programs, Oversight and Effectiveness
4. Training Capacity and Capability
5. Collaborations with Organizations and State/Local Agencies
6. Standards/Best Practices for Juveniles
7. Statutory and Legal Changes
8. Standards Revision Process and Engagement
9. Treatment Victim Advocates Funding, Privilege and Purview
10. Risk Reduction and Recidivism
11. Research and Data Collection
At the January DVOMB meeting, the board expressed interest in soliciting input from stakeholders (e.g. Approved Providers, victim advocates, probation, etc.) for consideration by the DVOMB as it develops a three-year strategic plan. The following survey asks stakeholders what goals already identified by the DVOMB should be prioritized based on your experiences, your community needs, and general concerns.
This survey will be completely anonymous and confidential. This survey will remain open until on February 17th, 2017. The results of this survey will be considered by the DVOMB as it prioritizes its work moving forward. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact any of the DV staff. Thank you for your participation!
Reminder of the 2017 Renewal Season
This is a friendly reminder that renewal season is around the corner in July of 2017.
are required to renew their placement on the Provider List every two years. If you are an Approved Provider (including those in a "not currently practicing" status) and plan to continue being listed with the DVOMB, we recommend you start preparing now.
Also please remember that Approved Providers who have been newly approved on or after August 1st of 2016, are exempt from Biennial Renewal fees and CEU requirements for the 2017 Biennial Renewal. All other Biennial Renewal information is still required and must be submitted for Approved Providers who fall into this category.
Approved Providers who do not comply with the Biennial Renewal process will be notified in writing that (1) their approval has lapsed, (2) that they may no longer provide services to convicted DV offenders, and (3) that they are removed from the Provider List.
Approved Providers who are compliant with the renewal process will remain on the Provider List throughout the renewal process. Please note the requirements listed below.
1. REQUIRED BIENNIAL RENEWALS - All Providers shall be required to renew their placement on the List in odd years every two years. Providers who have been newly approved on or after August 1st of the year preceding the next Biennial Renewal deadline are exempt from Biennial Renewal fees and CEU requirements. All other Biennial Renewal information must be submitted. They will be subject to all fees and CEUs for subsequent Biennial Renewals.
2. EXTENSIONS - Providers may request an extension prior to the due date of their Biennial Renewal. The Provider shall demonstrate in writing the need for an extension. Providers will be notified in writing of the decision.
3. FAILURE TO RENEW - Providers who do not comply with the Biennial Renewal process shall be notified in writing that their approval has lapsed, that they may no longer provide services to convicted DV offenders, and that they are removed from the List.
Continuing Education for Approved Providers:
Please see page 100 of the Standards for a chart that summarizes the continuing education requirement for each approval level.
Provisional Level - 14 clock hours every year in topic areas relevant to improved treatment with court ordered domestic violence offenders. Of the 14 hours, at least 7 shall be on victim issues and the balance on training requirements for Full Operating Level approval.
Entry Level - Of the 14 hours, at least 7 shall be on victim issues and the balance on training requirements for Full Operating Level approval.
Full Operating Level - 28 hours every two years in topic areas relevant to improved treatment with court ordered domestic violence offenders. Of the 28 hours, diversity and victim issues shall be included.
DV Clinical Supervisor Level - 28 hours every 2 years in topic areas relevant to improved treatment with court ordered domestic violence offenders. Of the 28 hours, diversity and victim issues shall be included.
Requirements for Treatment Victim Advocates:
Regarding Treatment Victim Advocates (TVA): At time of renewal, all TVA's will have to meet a minimum of entry level TVA status (section 7.03 of the Standards).
The DVOMB staff has received inquiries from referring agencies regarding which providers have training and/or experience working with offenders who have a military background. The DVOMB staff would like to compile a list of providers who hold specialized training and/or experience in working with current or former military service members.
Please contact Adrienne Nuanes or Carolina Thomasson if you hold specialized training and/or experience working with military populations and would like to be identified on a referral list.
For any referring agencies, please note that
this list will not be available on the DVOMB website. You may contact our office if you are interested in seeking a list of providers who self-identify as holding a specialty of working with military populations.