A Proactive Response to Domestic Violence: Addressing Victim Safety and Offender Accountability (Part 2)
This training will provide an in-depth look at integrating victim-safety considerations into facility and parole decision making. The KDOC Office of Victim Services Liaison program provides direct services to victims of offenders supervised by KDOC. This team of system-based advocates works along-side corrections staff to ensure victim safety concerns and needs are addressed through special conditions, programming, and case management of offenders. This webinar will follow an offender through the release planning process and on to community supervision. Learn how KDOC Liaisons work with victims throughout the system to provide information, systems advocacy and referrals to community resources.
This is the second of a series:
- Part 1: A Proactive Response to Domestic Violence: Understanding & Identifying Incarcerated Batterers
- Sept 23: A Proactive Response to Domestic Violence (this webinar)
- Jan 12, 2021: A Proactive Response to Domestic Violence: Collaboration in Facility and Parole-Based Batterer Intervention Programming
Shelley Turner began her career with the Kansas Department of Corrections in 1997 after graduating from Kansas State University with a degree in Sociology with a Criminology option. She worked in Community & Field Services in various positions including parole officer and parole supervisor. Shelley joined the Office of Victim Services in 2017 and is currently a Victim Services Liaison Supervisor.
Camie Borsdorf is the deputy director of the Kansas Department of Corrections’ Office of Victim Services. Joining the department in 2005, Camie assists in leading one of the largest corrections-based victim services divisions in the country through her work coordinating the Victim Services Liaison program. This program consists of Liaisons strategically placed to serve crime victims of offenders, in both facilities and post-release/parole offices, across the state of Kansas. Prior to joining KDOC, Camie worked in community domestic violence programs serving as a shelter advocate, court advocate, and director of shelter services along with representing these programs on local and statewide DV/SA coalitions.
Laura Farmer is a Victim Services Liaison Supervisor for the Kansas State Department of Corrections where she has been employed for twelve years. Laura’s experience as a Liaison providing direct services to crime victims, with an emphasis on working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.