The Tucson City Court Domestic Violence Mentor Court team will appear in Scottsdale on March 11 to present an afternoon of information and education, hosted by Scottsdale City Court. The Domestic Violence Court is one of 12 United States Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) Domestic Violence Mentor Courts nationwide.
OVW’s Domestic Violence Mentor Court Technical Assistance Initiative creates the opportunity to recognize well-established specialized courts. Mentor courts are selected to serve as national models and share their expertise by hosting site visits, linking courts with peers facing similar challenges and assisting other domestic violence courts to implement best practices to respond effectively to these difficult cases.
Attendees will include prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, probation officers and victim advocates from across the Phoenix area. Domestic Violence Court Judge Wendy Million and City Court personnel, City Prosecutors, City Public Defenders, Pima County Adult Probation officers and representatives from Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse will present on the practical aspects of developing and running a domestic violence court and meet with their peers to discuss best practices.