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Title: Interpreting In Domestic Violence Matters


1
Interpreting In Domestic Violence Matters
  • Carla M. Mathers, Esquire, SC L
  • A MARIE Center Presentation

2
Domestic Violence
  • Statistics
  • Public policy
  • Procedure

3
Understanding DV Procedure
  • Civil system
  • Criminal system

4
Definitions
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault/Rape
  • Relationship Rape
  • Stalking/Cyber Stalking
  • Protective Orders
  • Domestic Violence Courts

5
Defined Person Eligible for Relief Abuse
  • Person Eligible
  • Spouse
  • Cohabitant
  • Familial relation
  • Relative or child in common
  • Abuse
  • Serious bodily harm
  • Fear of imminent serious bodily harm
  • Assault
  • Rape/sexual offense
  • False imprisonment
  • Abuse of child or vulnerable adult

6
Provisions Orders for Protection
  • Vocabulary dependent on state
  • Cease abuse provisions
  • Stay away provisions
  • No contact provisions
  • Restitution provisions
  • Relinquish firearms provisions
  • Custody, visitation and support provisions
  • Enforcement

7
Procedure Maryland
  • Interim
  • Temporary
  • Final

8
Procedure Orders for Protection
  • Relief available
  • Interpreting challenges

9
Peace Orders
  • Person Eligible for Relief
  • Interim, Temporary Final
  • Injunctive Relief

10
Relationship to other Proceedings
  • Criminal matters
  • Custody and support matters
  • Temporary property matters
  • Interstate Enforcement

11
Preparation for Interpreting
  • Case files
  • Evidence
  • Pro Se parties
  • Linguistic choices

12
Interpreting Protocol
  • Appearance conflicts
  • Visual language issues
  • Providing resources
  • Advocacy services

13
Advocacy Services ADWAS
  • Austin, Texas Denver, Colorado Minneapolis,
    Minnesota Detroit/Flint, Michigan Boston,
    Massachusetts Burlington, Vermont Rochester, New
    York Columbus, Ohio San Francisco/Bay Area,
    California Honolulu, Hawaii Salt Lake City,
    Utah Metro Washington D.C. Chicago, Illinois Des
    Moines, Iowa Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

14
Next Steps
  • Next webinar September 21, 2013
  • Time 100 to 230 EST
  • Topic Interpreting Depositions
  • Archived sessions http//www.unco.edu/marie/
  • Left column navigation to Webinars
  • CEUs Carolyn White at carolyn.white_at_unco.edu
  • Thank you and good evening.
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