Training modules for the legal sector

Introduction to the topic
Lawyers, prosecutors, judges, and legal professionals have to deal often with individuals who have been victims of domestic violence. Victims may seek legal advice, protective orders, or assistance with custody and divorce proceedings. Legal professionals can provide critical support and advocacy. Therefore, it is essential that the response from the legal sector is of the highest quality to ensure that victims of domestic violence receive the legal protection and justice they deserve.

Learning objectives
This training platform is designed to equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of domestic violence and the skills needed to effectively address this issue. Participants will learn to recognise indicators of domestic violence, communicate sensitively with victims, and facilitate victims’ access to justice. They will also understand the importance of risk assessment and safety planning, international legal frameworks, interorganisational cooperation, the impact of stereotypes and unconscious bias and self-care in cases of domestic violence.

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