August 2017 DVOMB Monthly Minute
Board Updates
 
DVOMB On the Road Board Meeting - September 8, 2017

The DVOMB is going on the road to the western slope to host the September meeting in beautiful Gunnison, Colorado. Please mark your calendars and join us for this event. What is it all about? Please see the details below.
 
What is the Annual DVOMB On-the-Road Board Meeting?
This meeting is part of the DVOMB's annual meeting on the road which is held in a different location around the state. This gives the Board the chance to connect with and hear from community stakeholders who may be unable to attend the regular monthly meetings in Denver. In previous years, the DVOMB has visited Steamboat Springs, Fort Collins, and Pueblo. These have been a great opportunities to share successes and challenges that exist in our field.

When is the meeting?
This meeting falls after the Labor Day weekend on September 8th, 2017. We will plan to start at 9:00AM and adjourn the meeting around 2:00PM in order to give more time for travel. We are still working the details of this meeting, but we plan to send the finalized agenda by August 25th.

Where exactly in Gunnison are we meeting?
We are holding our meeting at the Quality Inn in their conference room on-site.
Quality Inn
400 E. Tomichi Ave. Gunnison
CO, 81230

What do you need to do?
Please save the date on your calendar and if you are interested in attending, please contact us at your earliest convenience. If you are unsure if it will be worthwhile, we can tell you that other jurisdictions have benefited from these type of events and learned a lot through the process. We want to make sure that you have an opportunity to share your experiences with the Board and also allow for you to receive new updates in policies and revisions to the Standards.
If you have an interest in attending or would like more information, please feel free to contact Jesse Hansen for more information at Jesse.Hansen@state.co.us
 
Expiration of Training Hours for Applications and Renewals
 
Effective August 1st, 2017, the DVOMB will no longer accept certificates for training credit that are older than five years from the date the training was conducted. This is a conventional practice by many other organizations and stresses the importance of regularly attending training events to stay current with research and best-practices. The implementation of this for new applications will be managed on a case by case basis until December 31st, 2017.
 
DVOMB Provider Renewals

Thank you to everyone who has submitted their renewal. We have received 188 renewal packets and the DVOMB staff is diligently working to process all of the renewals. Please feel free to contact us if you are wondering about the status, but please note we are working to review each one expeditiously, yet thoroughly. We thank you all for your understanding and patience.   

DVOMB Staff Go to the Sex Offender Management Board Conference
 
Last month the DVOMB staff presented at the 11th Annual Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) Conference in Breckenridge, Colorado. Mental health professionals, probation officers, law enforcement, victim advocates, and case managers attend this conference to learn more about emerging best-practices, interventions, and supervision strategies. The DVOMB staff presented on new research regarding the intersection between domestic violence and sexual abuse. The index offense often does not represent what underlying issues are present with an offender. This training focused on how offender evaluations should and need to comprehensively seek to identify issues of intimate partner sexual violence so that treatment can properly address those issues.
 

In this photo: Jesse Hansen, Program Coordinator (left) and Carolina Thomasson, Standards Coordinator (right).
 
Did you know?
 
It wasn't until 1993 that marital rape became a crime in all 50 states. Some state criminal codes still afford exemptions to this law however. According to the National Violence Against Women Survey (2007), among all female sexual assault victims, 20.2 percent were raped by a spouse or ex-spouse, and 4.3 percent were raped by a current or former cohabiting partner. Among all male victims, 4.1 percent were raped by a spouse or ex-spouse, and 3.7 percent were raped by a current or former cohabiting partner.
New Staff to the DVOMB! Please Welcome Kelly Hume.

Kelly earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and criminology from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.  She is currently pursuing her master's degree in criminal justice with a concentration in crime analysis from the University of Colorado Denver. Prior to joining the ODVSOM, she worked as a probation officer, first in private probation and then at State probation in the 1st Judicial, managing primarily DUI cases. Within her role of Statistical Analyst, she compiles literature reviews for both the Domestic Violence and Sex Offender Management Boards in addition to any committee requests. She also assists with the publication of the Annual Legislative Report for the Sex Offender Management Board. Random facts of knowledge and information unfamiliar to most is her superpower. Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation is her personal hero.
Training Events

DVOMB Upcoming CORE Trainings
 
Title
Date
Time
Location
Cost
 
August 24, 2017
8:30 - 4:30
Tim Gill Center
315 E. Costilla St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free
 
Registration Open
Description:  This introductory training will provide an overview of the Domestic Violence Offender Management Board (DVOMB) including its role, functions, and the Standards of practice for offender services. The history, impact, and need for a coordinated community response model is presented by looking at the research and case studies regarding domestic violence dynamics and interventions. Using group-based discussions and videos, this training will outline the important aspects to the DVOMB Standards and Guidelines. This includes the philosophy of offender treatment as it relates to victim and community safety, the Multi-Disciplinary Treatment Teams, and an introduction to assessing risk using the Domestic Violence Offender Risk and Needs Assessment (DVRNA). Participants will become more knowledgeable about the evidence-based practices of the Risk, Need, Responsivity (RNR) Principles and how the Standards prescribe a differential treatment model. Finally, this training will offer a brief overview of the application requirements to become listed with the DVOMB and the grievance process.
 
Trainers: DVOMB Staff
 
Training Hours Certificate: 7 Hours
 
Title
Date
Time
Location
Cost
 
August 25, 2017
8:30 - 3:00
Tim Gill Center
315 E. Costilla St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Free
 
Registration Open
Description:    The Community Roundtable Discussion (CRD) is an event hosted by the DVOMB that are conducted around the state. The purpose of CRDs is to improve collaboration, engagement, and the exchange of feedback between the board and communities statewide in a safe and constructive manner. This event is for treatment providers, supervision officers, treatment victim advocates and other interested professionals to come together and start a dialogue about challenges, opportunities and ways to work together. During the afternoon of this training, additions sessions will be offered on specialized topics.
Lunch is provided for this event for all attendees.
 
Trainers: DVOMB Staff
 
Training Hours Certificate: 6.5 Hours
 
Title
Date
Time
Location
Cost
August 29, 2017
8:30 - 4:30
710 Kipling St.
3rd Floor, Room 308
Lakewood, CO 80215
Free
 
Registration Open
Description:    This training will provide an in-depth review of domestic violence offender treatment with a focus on the requirements of the Standards and best practice modalities and concepts. After a discussion of the differences between traditional psychotherapy and forensic offense specific therapy, this training will cover offender treatment within the context of primary and adjunct interventions, offender contracts, level of offender treatment, core competencies and ways to measure offender progress and discharge criteria. Additionally, this training will incorporate important clinical issues to consider and the importance of the Treatment Victim Advocate throughout the therapeutic process. This training will have case examples and exercises to engage participants and provide tools for practitioners to utilize. 
Trainers: DVOMB Staff
 
Training Hours Certificate: 7 Hours
 
  To see a description of all the new trainings and the learning objectives for each, please see contact the DVOMB staff for the Course Catalog.
Advanced Series Trainings
 
Advanced Series Trainings are offered by the Office of Domestic Violence and Sex Offender Management (ODVSOM) for audiences who work with both domestic violence and sexual offender populations. These trainings are more in-depth, topic specific that are designed to enhance practices and skill development. These trainings are offered periodically throughout the year and can be uses for ODVSOM training credits.
  
Title
Date
Time
Location
Cost
September 29, 2017
8:30- 4:30
Lakewood Police Dpt.  445 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80226
$40.00
 
Registration Open
 
 
Title
Date
Time
Location
Cost
Female Domestic Violence Offender Training
 
October 19 and 20, 2017
8:30- 4:30
Lakewood Police Dpt.  445 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80226
$40.00
(Registration is not open at this time)
 
 
Please note that the Advanced Series Trainings are now being offered in conjunction with the Sex Offender Management Board and may or may not be directly related to domestic violence issues. Please review the training description before registering. To attend any of the above trainings, you must register and pay online by credit card or electronic check.

Trainings Sponsored by Others
 
Texas Council on Family Violence hosts a BIPP Specific Webinar Series
  • August 11, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT
Changing Men, Changing Lives: A Culturally Specific Approach for Christian Men Who Batter
Presented by Ty Schroyer, DAIP
 
  • August 17, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT
    Engagement and Accountability in BIPP Groups
Presented by David Adams, Emerge
 
  • September 14, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT
Danger Assessment and Risk Management
Presented by David Adams, Emerge
Click here to register: 
https://tcfv.webinato.com/register/44061497287721
 
University of Colorado
 
Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS)
 
ARTS presents a local MRT training/certification. MRT is NREPP registered and evidenced based. MRT has over 200 published outcome studies demonstrating significantly lower recidivism for periods as long as 20 years after treatment.
This training course will certify participants to lead Adult and Adolescent MRT groups.
The training will be September 25th, 2017 through September 28th, 2017 (four days) and held at our Denver location.
Applications are being accepted online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NWKDVX7
School of Public Affairs (SPA)
The School of Public Affairs is offering a presentation  on "Understanding the Latina Experience with Gender Based Violence".
 
Join us on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 for Lu Rocha's presentation on "Understanding the Latina Experience with Gender Based Violence" at St. Cajetan's on Auraria Campus (101 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80204).
Click here to register or find out more details about this training event.

Pikes Peak DV Summit
 
The 2017 Pikes Peak Domestic Violence Summit will be held on October 11 and 12, 2017.
 
Location will be at:
 
Great Wolf Lodge
9494 Federal Drive
Colorado Springs,CO 80921
 
2017 Registration is now open. Click here for more information.
 
Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance Conference
 
The COVA Conference is one of the largest victim services conferences in the country. Over four days, participants learn new skills, up-to-date information, and best practices for the victim services field in 72+ workshops.
 
Dates:
October 22-25, 2017
 
Location:
Keystone Conference Center
0633 Tennis Club Road
Keystone, CO 80435
 
http://www.coloradocrimevictims.org/cova-conference.html 

Office of Behavioral Health Research Forum
 
"Service Planning for the Criminal Justice Client: Attending to Risk, Criminogenic Need, and Responsivity"
 
August 24, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:00am
 
Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan: Main Auditorium
3550 West Oxford Avenue (at South Lowell Blvd)
Denver, Colorado 80236
 
Presented by: Anjali Nandi, MA, LAC, MAC
 
This forum will provide a deeper understanding of service planning for the criminal justice client by attending to risk, criminogenic need, and responsivity issues.  By the end of the presentation participants will appreciate the importance of risk assessment as part of behavioral health treatment and case management services. They will be familiar with the basics of the Risk, Needs, Responsivity factors as well as how to incorporate the findings of risk assessments and criminogenic factors in to service planning and delivery.
 
 
For those not able to join in person for the Research Forum, here is the link for the webinar:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3803512370632634627

DVOMB and Committee Meeting Dates

Reminder: 
All DVOMB meetings are open to the public. We encourage you to participate if you have an interest in any of the current projects of the DVOMB.

Conference Line: 1-888-740-4219
Enter Pass code: 932451#
Title
Date
Time
Location
Staff
DVOMB Meeting
August 11, 2017
9:30AM - 3:30PM
710 Kipling 3th Floor
All Staff
DV Treatment Provider Committee
August 22, 2017
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Conference Line
Carolina & Jesse
Victim Advocacy Committee
September 12, 2017
9:30AM - 11:30AM
700 Kipling 4th Floor
Jesse
Implementation Science Committee
September 15, 2017
9:00AM - 11:00PM
700 Kipling 3th Floor
Jesse