and modification (adjustment) of an existing court order. This workshop also focuses on DCSS outreach programs such as
Parental Accountability Court, Fatherhood, Child Access and Visitation and Prison Re-entry. This session includes an
overview of the purpose of outreach programs and recognizing the impact they have on DCSS.
Providing Competent Care to LGBTQ Survivors
LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer) survivors encounter additional barriers when seeking services after a
trauma, ultimately resulting in many choosing to not report or seek help at all. LGBTQ persons are at significantly greater
risk of experiencing sexual violence, but many report that they never seek services from hospitals, police, or shelters for fear
of discrimination and invalidation. Within this workshop, we will define common language and terms, identify specific
barriers unique to LGBTQ survivors (fear of discrimination, absence of legal protections, etc.), and discuss how
intersectional identities impact LGBTQ survivors and their access to reporting and competent services. The workshop
facilitator will provide specific examples of ways to remove barriers within your agency, explain specific programs that have
been implemented at the Cottage, and discuss how to ensure agency staff is equipped with the knowledge and resources to
serve these populations.
FVIP Rules: Part II
Meredith Stepp, Jameelah Ferrell and Jenny Aszman
Come learn about the new rules for Family Violence Intervention Programs (FVIPs)! After 15 years, the Department of
Community Supervision and the Georgia Commission on Family Violence approved new standards for FVIPs, which
became effective on January 1, 2019. This workshop will provide an overview of the updates to the FVIP Rules with a
special focus on updates to class procedures, form requirements, recordkeeping requirements, and enforcement actions.
Part two will explore the class requirements, compliance and enforcement actions. Certified FVIP Facilitators who attend
both workshops will fulfill the requirement for three hours for Commission-provided training on the rules.