A news update from the National Latin@ Network
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Social Media Tips and Best Practices, Part I: Before You Begin

Casa de Esperanza introduces the first blog in the series "Social Media Tips and Best Practices," aimed at helping organizational leaders establish or re-examine their online presence. 

In this series, we will talk about our philosophy and strategies, how to grow your online presence with a small budget, and tips on how to use the platforms effectively. 
Nominate a White House Champion of Change for Extracurricular Enrichment for Marginalized Girls

Submissions due August 24, 2016

Summary: We're looking for people and organizations advancing equity for marginalized girls, including girls of color, through extracurricular and afterschool enrichment programs.

One key issue that girls from marginalized communities face is access to afterschool programs, extracurricular programs, and summer enrichment activities that allow them to become stronger students, leaders, and citizens. For girls to reach their full potential, they need safe and nurturing community and school environments where they can learn, grow and thrive within the school day hours and beyond. They need access to afterschool and extracurricular programs and activities that enrich their understanding of the arts and the sciences; that reinforce the skills learned in school; that challenge them physically and promote health and wellness; and that foster their development of confidence, perseverance, leadership and grit. Too many families, including those with lower incomes, still struggle to find high-quality and affordable enrichment programs in their communities. The options for afterschool and summer enrichment can be particularly limited for girls of color.
We know that across the country, there are leaders who have created, developed, and supported engaging, enriching, and high-quality afterschool and extracurricular programs that create opportunities for girls from marginalized communities - and play an important part in ensuring that all young people can reach their full potential. 

We are seeking nominations to honor:
  • Community Leaders and Organizations: community leaders, and faith-based organizations that have developed afterschool and summer programs to engage girls from marginalized communities.
  • Non-Profit Organizations: local, regional and national organizations that have worked on all levels to create and sustain afterschool, extracurricular and summer programs to engage girls from marginalized communities.
  • Teachers, Coaches, Counselors and School Staff: teachers, coaches, counselors and school staff who have developed programs within their schools-big or small-that give girls an opportunity to grow and thrive through extracurricular programming after school, during the school day and throughout the summer.
Now accepting workshop session proposals for NCJFCJ conferences

National Conference on Juvenile Justice
Feb. 12-15, 2017
New York City, New York

80th Annual Conference
July 16-19, 2017
Washington, DC

*Deadline Friday, September 30*
  • Do you have a new program in your court that has increased efficiency, filled a void, or promoted child and family safety? 
  • Do you have knowledge about how the adolescent brain works or how adverse childhood experiences may affect a child later in life? 
  • Have you conducted research on teen dating violence, racial and ethnic disparity, juvenile drug courts, or domestic child sex trafficking? 
  • Have you ever wanted to present at an NCJFCJ conference?
If so, this is your chance...
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) will be holding two national conferences in 2017. The NCJFCJ Curriculum Committee is now accepting proposals for workshop sessions at the NCJFCJ's National Conference on Juvenile Justice in New York City, NY, Feb. 12-15, 2017, and the 80th Annual Conference in Washington, DC, July 16-19, 2017. 
If you would like to engage and connect with those interested in the improvement of juvenile and family justice, please download the fillable PDF form by clicking here
For questions or to return form via email, contact Amy Saathoff, Curriculum Development Manger, at asaathoff@ncjfcj.org by Friday, September 30.
Registration open for 2016 Transforming Access Conference Understanding + Supporting LGBQ/T Communities Impacted by Violence and Abuse

September 16, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts

The GLBT-DVC Transforming Access Conference is a one-day conference put on by the GLBT Domestic Violence Coalition to increase knowledge about the ways in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and/or transgender people and communities experience violence and abuse, as well as increase access to domestic and sexual violence services. Workshops throughout the conference will help to equip our community with the knowledge and skills necessary to support LGBQ/T survivors and to have critical conversations about community accountability and transformation within our movement.

Transforming Access Conference
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sept. 16, 2016
3 Ways to Use Equity Atlas Chart Downloads

Thursday, September 1, 2016
12 pm - 12:30 pm PT / 3 pm - 3:30 pm ET

On August 22, we will add improved chart downloads for all indicators as well as gender breakdowns to three indicators: working poor, disconnected youth, and education levels and job requirements. During this 30-minute webinar, we will describe three simple ways you can use the new chart downloads to advance equity in your community.

Featured Speakers:
  • Sarah Treuhaft, PolicyLink (moderator) 
  • Angel Ross, PolicyLink 
  • Alexis Stephens, PolicyLink
  • Justin Scoggins, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) 
  • Pamela Stephens, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
Click here to register 
Registration open for Protection Order Practice for Prosecutors and Law Enforcement

Registration closes Aug. 22, 2016

Prosecutors and law enforcement play a central role in protection order enforcement and holding offenders accountable for their violations. To assist these disciplines, the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit, in partnership with  AEquitas and the Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime, is pleased to offer theProtection Order Practice for Prosecutors and Law Enforcement training.

The goal of the training is to allow prosecutors and law enforcement to gain valuable information on protection orders, the evidence necessary to prosecute a defendant for violating an order, recognizing the dynamics of stalking and the role that multiple violations of orders can play in creating and substantiating a stalking charge.

This training will focus on law enforcement and prosecutors gaining valuable insight into the role that protection order violations play, whether the resulting charge is stalking (based on the protection order violations) or charging the violation of the order of protection. The curricula is tailored to all levels of experience.

Webinar: Rebuilding Financially After Domestic Violence: Housing

Friday, August 26, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST, and 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST

A free webinar presented by the  National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the  National Endowment for Financial Education

Abuse is found among women and men regardless of social class, age, ethnicity and location. Economic control in an abusive relationship takes many forms and gaining financial self-sufficiency can be the difference between staying in or leaving a violent relationship. This workshop covers building a modest financial foundation and making plans for the future, which are crucial skills you can impart to individuals so they are empowered to make informed, responsible financial decisions to reestablish their lives. Our focused areas for this webinar is housing, and it will cover a variety of topics regarding the housing issues and concerns facing survivors of domestic abuse.
Rebuilding Financially After Domestic Violence: Housing occurs twice on August 26th. Please register for the time that works best for you:
RedRover Seeks Applications from Emergency Shelter Organizations

Application Deadline: October 15, 2016

RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded to up to eight emergency shelter organizations to support the creation of space on site to temporarily house the pets of victims of domestic violence. The one-time grants are intended as start-up funding for new projects. It is expected that the funds will enable the housing of at least one pet within a year of the project's completion.

Break the Cycle: Legal Services Program Manager (Senior Managing Attorney)

The Legal Services Program Manager is responsible for overseeing Break the Cycle's direct
legal services program in the District of Columbia and providing direct legal representation to
survivors of dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The Legal Services
Program Manager reports directly to the Senior Director of Programs and supervises program
staff, volunteers and interns. In addition, s/he conducts occasional trainings for domestic
violence service providers, attorneys, law enforcement and court personnel to help them better
serve youth, and conducts outreach and prevention education activities for youth.

The Legal Services Program Manager will reflect a commitment to and value diverse cultural
perspectives, respect and integrate the leadership and expertise of young people from diverse
backgrounds into all facets of program work. They must also demonstrate experience working
with young people and caring adults across the prevention and intervention spectrum, as well as understand systems and structures of oppression that intersect with and impact the lived
realities of our constituents and the communities they identify with.

Georgetown University Law Center: Staff Technologist - Center on Privacy and Technology

The Staff Technologist supports Professor Paul Ohm in his scholarly research and with his teaching duties including directing the work of research assistants. He or she also works with the Center on Privacy & Technology on their current research and policy projects.  Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Conducts in-depth technical research into transparency mechanisms, auditing techniques and technologies, anonymization techniques, surveillance technology, machine learning, and algorithmic decision-making, and their interplay with existing law and policy.
  • Co-authors publications in academic journals in law and other disciplines.
  • Assists Professor Ohm in teaching technology courses at the law school, including managing the work of research assistants.
  • Engages members of the Georgetown Law community on tech-related projects through outreach, mentorship, and technical consultation.
  • Drafts white papers, law review articles, and technical research articles for peer-reviewed publication, as well as op-eds and other essays for publication in popular media.
  • Briefs advocates, legislators, regulators, media and other experts.
  • Enhances Georgetown Law and the Center on Privacy & Technology's reputation for technically-conscious research by attending conferences.
  • Presents regularly on current issues at the intersection of technology and the law to Georgetown students.

Click here for more information
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Program Quality Assurance Monitor

The position involves assessing the programmatic operations of Florida's certified domestic violence centers and select legal service providers for compliance with empowerment-based advocacy principles and contract provisions.  The position duties include, but are not limited to: reviewing compliance with guiding authorities through file reviews, interviews, observations, and checklists; completing monitoring tools; report writing, proposing corrective action steps, as necessary; and providing technical assistance to domestic violence center staff.
The candidate must have a solid understanding of empowerment-based advocacy.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.  It is preferred that the candidate holds a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university; or possesses a combination of education and/or related experience.
This job requires extensive in-state travel.
Required: Cover letter, resume, and three reference to: Contract Monitor Position, FCADV, 425 Office Plaza Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 or by FAX at 850.425.3091 or via email to cqajobs@fcadv.org. If an accommodation is needed in order to participate in the application process, please email us at cqajobs@fcadv.org or call Marcy at 850.425.2749.
FCADV is an EOE employer and encourages candidates from diverse populations to apply.
Now accepting submissions

We welcome submissions on a number of topics pertaining to domestic violence, family violence, and gender-based violence. These topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Gender-based violence intervention and prevention programs that are culturally specific
  • Working with Latin@ youth
  • Working with immigrant Latin@s
  • Health care and gender-based violence
  • LGBTQ Latin@ communities
  • Children and domestic violence
  • Building Latin@ leadership in Latin@ communities
  • Elder abuse
We also welcome photography, video, resources, and other digital material that organizations or people wish to share with our network.

If you're interested in submitting a blog post,  click here to email Rebecca De Leon, Communications and Marketing Coordinator


The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities is a network of individuals and organizations committed to improving the health and well-being of Latin@ communities. The National Latin@ Network is led by Casa de Esperanza, a national Latina organization whose mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latin@ communities to end domestic violence. The National Latin@Network for Healthy Families and Communities builds on Casa de Esperanza┬┤s experience working in local communities to support families, end domestic violence, and increase meaningful access to services for Latina@s and incorporates a research center, public policy initiative, and training.

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