Intimate partner violence (IPV) is common among separating parents in the U.S., especially among those unable to develop custody agreements/parenting plans on their own and thus require judicial intervention. To equip legal professionals with a systematic, empirically-driven way to identify and respond to clients’ abuse experiences, BWJP established the SAFeR program, including a framework, training curricula, and practical tools for handing these cases.
The primary objective of the ASAP Project is to evaluate the effectiveness of the SAFeR program. We are currently recruiting attorneys from across the U.S. to receive SAFeR training. Participants will do one of the following:
- Participate in a 3-hour virtual SAFeR training; complete a series of online surveys over the course of one year with an optional opportunity to participate in an interview
- View a brief domestic violence training presentation; complete a series of online surveys over the course of a year with an optional opportunity to participate in an interview (SAFeR training will be offered to these participants immediately after study completion)
**All participants will receive CLE credits at no cost to them for participating in SAFeR training as well as compensation for completing each survey and optional interview.
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Funding provided by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Award #15PNIJ-21-GG-02800-REVA and ACES Office of Research at the University of Illinois.