Domestic Violence Topic of Conference

The Ventura County Domestic Violence Task Force will hold a conference Oct. 10 in Thousand Oaks on how to reduce and prevent domestic violence in the county.

After a keynote address from San Diego City Atty. Casey Gwinn, attendants may participate in one of three workshops in each session. There will be morning and afternoon sessions with different topics.

One morning presentation will be geared toward professional home visitors and will focus on identification, assessment and referral of domestic violence victims.

Another morning workshop will be a discussion of the domestic violence task force recently established by the federal government. The other workshop will define domestic violence in the workplace, legal implications pertaining to employers and the victims’ right to safety.


Afternoon workshops include one that will focus on the dynamics of stalking, victim support and building a prosecutable case.

Another choice will provide participants with tools to address the issues related to domestic violence on a macro level, including how to organize local support.

The other presentation will give a historical perspective of domestic violence in the Latino culture.

Effects of domestic violence on children and mobilizing the community for change will also be discussed.

The conference registration fee is $39 if postmarked by Oct. 1 and $49 if postmarked after that date, or if the fee is paid at the door. The fee includes a continental breakfast and box lunch.

Make check payable to Ventura County Domestic Violence Task Force, c/o District Attorney’s Office--Victim Services, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Room 311, Ventura, CA 93009. For more information call 654-3622

The conference will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.