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August 28, 2016 | Webinar

Strong Collaborative, Strong Families: Co-located Domestic Violence Services Within Child Welfare


Lonna Davis, Jo Simonsen, Devin Rojas, Cara Lanza

Date Recorded:

August 8, 2016


This webinar will highlight the important work done in two different states to increase collaboration between child welfare and domestic violence agencies. Panelists from New Jersey and Ohio will describe the use of co-located advocates, domestic violence units housed within the child welfare agencies, and other tools that can be used to increase collaboration. Presenters will also describe their current collaborations, including how they started the process, challenges and surprises that arose, important benchmarks, sustainability, notable successes, and evaluation results. This webinar is produced in collaboration with: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.


By the end of this webinar participants will be better able to:

  • Increase understanding of the benefits of engaging with men who use violence.

  • Develop tools for learning from women, children, men and community partners about the needs of families experiencing domestic violence.

  • Enhance capacity to apply policy framework in programs and across the larger community response to address domestic violence.


  • Lonna Davis, Futures Without Violence

  • Jo Simonsen, Family Systems Advocacy Director, Ohio Domestic Violence Network

  • Devin Rojas, MS, Domestic Violence Liaison Project

  • Cara Lanza, LSW, Domestic Violence Liaison Project