NBPA to Host Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Forum in Cleveland

LaTricia Woods, latricia@mahoganyxan.com
Phone: 480-374-1908

National Black Prosecutors Association to Host Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Forum in Cleveland

Chicago, IL – June 28, 2017 – The National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) will host its first Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Forum on Thursday, July 20, as part of its 34th Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of one year. This daylong Forum is geared towards addressing domestic violence and sexual assault issues in the corporate arena. Given the recent high profile sexual harassment cases, the Forum is specifically designed for corporations to help them address DV policy implementation and provide techniques to maintain a successful program. The Forum will feature speakers from the judicial sector, the private sector, government agencies, and legal organizations.

“Statistics from the CDC show that one in four women and one in seven men aged 18 and older have been a victim of physical violence by their intimate partner,” said Deborah LaTouche, organizer of the Forum. “As legal professionals, we have an obligation to be educated as much as possible on the impacts of domestic violence and sexual assault. As good community stewards, we can also educate individuals on prevention and if necessary, where they can seek help.”

The program will include panel discussions on workplace stalking, sexual harassment in the workplace and the various aspects of abuse. General sessions will cover raising awareness, educating, and equipping organizations with the tools to address issues of intimate partner violence. The day will end with case study sessions designed to discuss and create solutions for different organizational cultures.

Registration for the forum is $250. A networking breakfast and lunch is included. Register at the NBPA website.

About the National Black Prosecutors Association
The NBPA is the only professional membership organization solely dedicated to the advancement of African Americans as prosecutors. The NBPA’s membership is comprised of prosecutors in the continental United States, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and in Canada. It includes both chief and line prosecutors from local, state and federal offices. In addition to prosecutors, the association’s membership includes law students, former prosecutors, and law enforcement personnel.