This program will first review recent California appellate cases and new laws affecting families impacted by domestic violence. The presentation will include trends and developments in the application of the law by courts. Next a review of relevant laws related to domestic violence that take effect in 2022. The review of laws will include an update on the impact of laws that went into effect in 2021 such as the coercive control law. The program will continue with a discussion of lessons learned in providing support to low-income, marginalized and underserved communities with family law cases during the pandemic and effective practices that emerged. The program will conclude with an overview of some of the recent scholarship on interpersonal violence relevant to family law, court, social work and allied practitioners.
- Participants will be able to describe trends and increase their understanding of the law relevant to individuals and families experiencing domestic violence and how it may impact interventions and outcomes in family courts.
- Participants will be able to discuss effective practices in supporting low income families and families in underserved and marginalized communities experiencing interpersonal violence, based on lessons learned during the pandemic.
- Participants will be able to describe and increase their understanding of trends in recent social science on interpersonal violence relevant to family law, court, social work and allied practitioners.