Video Training: Domestic Violence in Dependency Court – What Judges and Attorneys Should Know

January 1, 2017

Beyond substance abuse and mental illness, domestic violence is one of the most prevalent factors bringing a family into the dependency system. Because of the high incidence of domestic violence across the population, and because of the substantial correlation between domestic violence and actual abuse or risk of abuse of children, both dependency judges and dependency attorneys must frequently address issues of domestic violence. This course will focus on the important dependency cases addressing domestic violence as a basis for jurisdiction and removal, reasonable efforts to prevent removal, reasonable services, restraining orders issued under the Welfare and Institutions Code, and related issues. This course will also address advocacy and trial strategies when representing victims of domestic violence in a dependency case.

Registration and Payment

All videos are free for survivors of domestic violence/intimate partner abuse and the people who support them; California nonprofit / legal aid employees; private attorneys currently representing a survivor of domestic violence pro bono in California; members of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence; and members of Legal Aid Association of California. ​All others (including private attorneys), please pay before viewing. $35 per video. Click here to pay. In the comments section, please include the name(s) of the training(s) you are paying for. (Payment for training does not count as a tax-deductible donation.)


FVAP Staff Attorney Anya Emerson, Esq.

MCLE Credit

To receive 1.25 hours of MCLE credit for watching this webinar, please download and complete the below evaluation form, then email it to (Be sure to download the form and save it to your device before entering your information.) Available for CA attorneys only. By submitting this form you are certifying that you viewed the entire presentation, and are electronically signing an attendance record.

Child Abuse & Protection
Tags: Dependency,
Restraining Orders

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