Cherokee County Domestic Violence Task Force

Train the Trainer - Roll Call Trainings for Law Enforcement

April 7
 

Cherokee County DV Task Force
Monthly Meeting

TOPIC:  Train the Trainer- Roll Call Trainings for Law Enforcement

  The TF is presenting a series of Roll Call trainings at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office regarding Victim Services in Cherokee County.  Please join us to review the presentation and sign up to participate in these events. 

Meeting will be held in the Historic Courthouse in the 2nd floor courtroom in Downtown Canton. 

April 11, 2014, 12:00-1:30

Networking 12:00-12:30 

Training starts at 12:30

Please feel free to bring your lunch!

April 1
 
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March 12
 
Please join the Cherokee County DV Task Force for our Monthly Meeting, 3/14/14 from 12:00-1:30.  Networking from 12:00-12:30, meeting will begin at 12:30.  Please feel free to bring your lunch.  Meeting will be held in the Historic Courthouse in the 2nd floor courtroom in Downtown Canton. 
This month will feature a special presentation from Amanda Beckmann with The Peach Project.  Nominations have been received for the year 2014 officers and we will vote on these nominations at this meeting.

Hope to see everyone there!  

Please join the Cherokee County DV Task Force for our Monthly Meeting, 3/14/14 from 12:00-1:30.  Networking from 12:00-12:30, meeting will begin at 12:30.  Please feel free to bring your lunch.  Meeting will be held in the Historic Courthouse in the 2nd floor courtroom in Downtown Canton. 

This month will feature a special presentation from Amanda Beckmann with The Peach Project

Nominations have been received for the year 2014 officers and we will vote on these nominations at this meeting.

Hope to see everyone there!  

February 20
 
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We will vote on officer positions in our March meeting.  Please review the roles below for Officers of the Task Force and take a moment to send in a nomination to cherokeedvtaskforce@gmail.com.  We will vote at the meeting on 3/14/14. 

CHAIR
Responsible for overseeing all activities of TF, lead TF meetings and events.  

VICE CHAIR
Responsible for filling in as Chair when they are unable to attend meetings, maintain active role in all TF activities.  

SECRETARY- 2 people   
Record meeting notes for dissemination, email members regarding meeting reminders and other information as deemed appropriate by Chair.

FATALITY REVIEW CHAIR
Coordinate, schedule, and lead fatality review for county on yearly basis.

Training and Outreach- 2 people 

Coordinate trainings for TF members, coordinate TF events.  

We will vote on officer positions in our March meeting.  Please review the roles below for Officers of the Task Force and take a moment to send in a nomination to cherokeedvtaskforce@gmail.com.  We will vote at the meeting on 3/14/14. 

CHAIR

Responsible for overseeing all activities of TF, lead TF meetings and events. 

VICE CHAIR

Responsible for filling in as Chair when they are unable to attend meetings, maintain active role in all TF activities. 

SECRETARY- 2 people  

Record meeting notes for dissemination, email members regarding meeting reminders and other information as deemed appropriate by Chair.

FATALITY REVIEW CHAIR

Coordinate, schedule, and lead fatality review for county on yearly basis.

Training and Outreach- 2 people

Coordinate trainings for TF members, coordinate TF events.  

Contact Your Legislators About HB 911

February 19
 

PUBLIC POLICY ACTION ALERT!

House Bill 911- the bill to make strangulation a felony offense in Georgia - is scheduled for a vote

TOMORROW in the full House.

Please contact your Representative and urge them to vote YES on House Bill 911!

Making that call is quick and easy! Click HERE to find you Representative’s contact information.

Thank you for your advocacy!!

 

The facts about strangulation

  • Strangulation assault is extremely dangerous and is very common in abusive relationships.
    • Over 44% of domestic violence victims served by Georgia’s state-certified domestic violence programs have been strangled, according to a recent survey.
    • Strangulation assault interrupts blood flow through the brain, resulting in permanent brain damage and loss of consciousness in as little as ten seconds with as little as four pounds of pressure. Death can occur within minutes.
    • Even a single strangulation assault can cause short and long-term health consequences for victims, including shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting, involuntary urination and defecation, recurrent headaches and neck pain, memory loss, PTSD, and even seizures and strokes.
  • Strangulation assault is a major predictor of eventual homicide.
    • Victims of prior attempted strangulation are eight times more likely to be killed by the same abuser.
  • Strangulation assault is difficult to prosecute under current Georgia law.
    • Under current law, charges often are not brought for strangulation assault. If charges are filed, they are typically for a misdemeanor offense.
  • HB 911 will add language to our existing aggravated assault statute to make this crime a felony offense, enabling prosecutors to prosecute this crime more successfully and seek a sentence that reflects the seriousness of this offense.
    • HB 911 will not create a new crime. It will simply provide clear elements for an existing offense that involves dangerous and potentially lethal force.
    • 37 other states have already passed laws making strangulation assault as a felony offense, including Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida.
  • HB 911 will increase victim safety, hold perpetrators accountable for the crimes they commit, and prevent future homicides.

HB 911 is supported by:

GCADV

Georgia Commission on Family Violence

Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault

Georgia Association of Solicitors-General

District Attorneys’ Association of Georgia

Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police

MEETING CANCELED

February 12
 

The training scheduled for 2/14/14 has been canceled due to inclement weather.  We will reschedule the Legitimation training for a later date.  Stay safe and warm!

February 10
 

Please join the Cherokee County Domestic Violence Task Force for its monthly meeting featuring a special presentation from: 

Christina Rayneri 

Georgia Legal Services

Friday, February 14, 2014

Downtown Canton, Historic Courthouse, 2nd Floor

12:00-1:30

(Networking 12:00-12:30, you are welcome to bring your lunch.) 

This training will focus on the law of legitimation, issues created by this law that impact domestic violence survivors, and myths in the community about the rights this law gives to abusers. The session will relay practical information that you will use in your everyday work and address common scenarios that are often asked of first responders and community partners, in the area of legitimation. 

He signed the birth certificate but there’s no order — can I send this child to stay with his father?

The parents were never married, but Dad just called and said that Mom wouldn’t turn the kids over to him – does she have to?

Mom just reported that Dad didn’t return their son after his visit – is there anything that I can do to help her understand her rights?

Come and learn answers to these questions and more!

January 8
 
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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month.  The Task Force will be presenting a series of Teen Dating Violence presentations at high schools in Cherokee County throughout that month.
This month’s meeting will feature a Train the Trainer session, in preparation for those sessions.  We will also be signing up for the sessions, so please join us to review the presentation and sign up to participate in these events.  No experience in presenting on this issue will be necessary — we will provide you with the tools needed to be successful in your presentations.
Friday, January 10, 2014
12:00-1:30
(Networking 12:00-12:30, training starts at 12:30)
 Downtown Canton, Historic Courthouse, Second Floor

(Brown bag lunches are welcome!)

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness month.  The Task Force will be presenting a series of Teen Dating Violence presentations at high schools in Cherokee County throughout that month.

This month’s meeting will feature a Train the Trainer session, in preparation for those sessions.  We will also be signing up for the sessions, so please join us to review the presentation and sign up to participate in these events.  No experience in presenting on this issue will be necessary — we will provide you with the tools needed to be successful in your presentations.

Friday, January 10, 2014

12:00-1:30

(Networking 12:00-12:30, training starts at 12:30)

 Downtown Canton, Historic Courthouse, Second Floor

(Brown bag lunches are welcome!)

December 9
 
Please join us for our annual holiday get together during our normal meeting time of Friday, 12/13/13 at noon.  The social will be held at Sidelines Grille in Canton (147 Reinhardt College Pkwy Canton, GA 30114) rather than our usual meeting spot.  We hope to see you!

Please join us for our annual holiday get together during our normal meeting time of Friday, 12/13/13 at noon.  The social will be held at Sidelines Grille in Canton (147 Reinhardt College Pkwy Canton, GA 30114) rather than our usual meeting spot.  We hope to see you!