Courts, Divorce & Domestic Violence

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October 22, 2019


SAFeR is a project of the Battered Women’s Justice Project.  It is an approach that helps family court practitioners, courts and others identify, understand and account for the ways people experience intimate partner violence (IPV).  SAFeR can be used by anyone, including parties, in any family court proceeding.  SAFeR consists of four parts: (1) Screening; (2) Assessing the nature and context; (3) Focusing on the effects; and (4) Responding to IPV in recommendations, decisions and interventions.


Mary Madden

About the presenter:  Mary Madden is a District Court Referee with the Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District.  She practiced family law for 20 years before joining the family court bench in 2008. She is the lead Judicial Officer on several grants funded by the Department of Justice – Office of Violence Against Women, an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and a trainer with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Location: Ridgedale YMCA
12301 Ridgedale Drive – Minnetonka, MN

Time: 7:00PM – 9:00 PM

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