DVOMB Training Events

DV100 DVOMB & Standards Overview  FREE
This introductory training will provide an overview of the Domestic Violence Offender Management Board (DVOMB) including its role, functions, and the Standards of practice for offender services. The history, impact, and need for a coordinated community response model is presented by looking at the research and case studies regarding domestic violence dynamics and interventions. Using group-based discussions and videos, this training will outline the important aspects to the DVOMB Standards and Guidelines. This includes the philosophy of offender treatment as it relates to victim and community safety, the Multi-Disciplinary Treatment Teams, and an introduction to assessing risk using the Domestic Violence Offender Risk and Needs Assessment (DVRNA). Participants will become more knowledgeable about the evidence-based practices of the Risk, Need, Responsivity (RNR) Principles and how the Standards prescribe a differential treatment model. Finally, this training will offer a brief overview of the application requirements to become listed with the DVOMB and the grievance process.
Upcoming dates: Not scheduled at this time
DV200 DVOMB Community Roundtable Discussion - FREE
The Community Roundtable Discussion (CRD) is an event hosted by the DVOMB that are conducted around the state. The purpose of CRDs is to improve collaboration, engagement, and the exchange of feedback between the board and communities statewide in a safe and constructive manner. This event is for treatment providers, supervision officers, treatment victim advocates and other interested professionals to come together and start a dialogue about challenges, opportunities and ways to work together. During the afternoon of this training, additions sessions will be offered on specialized topics.
Upcoming dates: June 2018 in Durango, August 2018 in Grand Junction (Registration is not open)
This training provides an overview of different types of risk assessment and the importance of utilizing risk assessment practices in the forensic setting. This discussion will include how to distinguish static and dynamic risk factors and why this is important to assessing offender progress. After a review of the research supporting the Risk, Need, Responsivity Principles, participants will review the scoring manual of the Domestic Violence Offender Risk and Needs Assessment (DVRNA). Through this discussion, participates will learn about the supported research for each domain, how each domain is scored, and the development of the DVRNA overtime. The second half of this training will transition to application and participants will review three different case studies and score the DVNRA in a group setting.
Upcoming dates: May 2018 in Colorado Springs, June 2018 in Durango, August 2018 in Grand Junction, October 2018 in Boulder, December 2018 in Denver (Registration is not open)
Treatment Victim Advocate Training - FREE
May 16, 2018 8:30am-4:30pm
Penrose House
Cripple Creek Room
1661 Mesa Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Trainers: Amy Miller, MSW & Brandy Walega, LPC
This is a new training that the DVOMB is sponsoring specifically for Treatment Victim Advocates (TVAs). This training will provide an overview of the requirements listed in Section 7.0 and inform TVAs of the new qualification levels. The training will also provide best practices and techniques for consultation & coordination, confidentiality, dual roles, documentation, and record retention. This training will also focus on how TVAs can effectively participate and work with the MTT. Finally, much attention will be given to best practices and techniques for supporting victims while the offender is in treatment which includes:
  • Information sharing with victims (initially, ongoing advocacy contacts, court/custody, releases of information, etc.)
  • Working effectively with system- and community-based victim advocacy organizations
  • Safety planning considerations and strategies
  • Record keeping requirement
DV103 DVOMB Offender Treatment - FREE
May 17, 2018 8:30am-4:30pm
Colorado Springs Stetson Hills PD Division
4110 Tutt Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80922
This training will provide an in-depth review of domestic violence offender treatment with a focus on the requirements of the Standards and best practice modalities and concepts. After a discussion of the differences between traditional psychotherapy and forensic offense specific therapy, this training will cover offender treatment within the context of primary and adjunct interventions, offender contracts, level of offender treatment, core competencies and ways to measure offender progress and discharge criteria. Additionally, this training will incorporate important clinical issues to consider and the importance of the Treatment Victim Advocate throughout the therapeutic process. This training will have case examples and exercises to engage participants and provide tools for practitioners to utilize.  
Upcoming dates: November 2018 in Denver (Registration is not open)
DV102 - DV Offender Evaluation - FREE
This training will give participants the knowledge, skills, and tools for conducting domestic violence offender evaluations in accordance with the DVOMB Standards. After discussing the importance of the offender evaluation as it relates to the development of a comprehensive treatment plan, participants will go through an experiential learning process of developing an offender evaluation from start to finish. This includes how to synthesize and gather all of the necessary information, how to formulate appropriate treatment recommendations and corresponding treatment goals amongst the group. Finally, this training will offer recommendations for reporting, record keeping, and continuity of care procedures.  
Upcoming dates: August 2018 in Denver (Registration is not open)
Advanced Series Training Courses

Trainings Sponsored by Others:

  • Colorado District Attorneys’ Council’s EVAW Project
    • ​​Establishing and Managing Intimate Partner Death Review Teams in CO Click here for more info
  • Other Trainings Offered by the Division of Criminal Justice
  • Training Resource List (PDF)
  • Training Options for Treatment Victim Advocate Certification  (PDF)
  • Colorado Caring Dads training hosted by Goodneighbor LLC

    A 17-week family violence group-work intervention program, *Caring Dads *was developed in a university-community partnership designed specifically to work with men who have abused, neglected, or exposed their children to domestic violence. The program has achieved independently verified results through intervention programs in Canada, the UK, the USA, Australia and Europe. The program succeeds in collaboration with child protective services, Domestic Violence offender programs, children's mental health agencies, women's advocates, centers for children and families involved in the justice system, family resource agencies and probation and parole services. For more info contact Goodneighbor LLC

  • 2-Day Domestic Violence Female Defendant Training

    April 6 & 7, 2018  830AM-430PM       $200 per person
    This 14-hour training is based off the best practice guidelines (Appendix B) of the DVOMB Standards in working with court ordered female domestic violence defendants. Space is limited and people will be accepted on a first come basis
    Questions?  Please contact:  Jeanette Barich, LCSW, LAC at 303-507-5825 or Jeanette@jeanettebarich.com


Webinars & Training Videos

  • 7.0 Victim Advocacy Standards Revisions: There is no cost to view this webinar. once you have completed the webinar, Complete This Survey to receive and print your certificate of completion. 

  • Supervising Domestic Violence Offenders
  • Interstate Compact and DV Treatment Webinar - C.R.S 14-24.1-101 requires any residential or outpatient treatment program to notify the Colorado Interstate Compact Office whenever an out-of-state offender enrolls in a domestic violence offender treatment program.This webinar covers how this statute affects all domestic violence treatment providers and how to comply. There is no cost to view this webinar. Once you have completed the webinar, Complete This Survey to receive and print your certificate of completion.