Daemen College Social Work Seminar to Address Issues of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence and Divorce: The Unique Challenges and How to Negotiate the Legal System

September 26, 2011



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           The Daemen College Social Work Department will present a luncheon seminar, “Domestic Violence and Divorce: The Unique Challenges and How to Negotiate the Legal System,” 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, October 11, 2011, in Wick Center on the Daemen campus, 4380 Main Street, in Amherst.


           The presentation will be by Hope R. Jay, JD, MSW. Cost is $25.00 per person. For information contact the Daemen College Social Work Department, 839-8515.


           Attendees will learn how to assist victims of domestic violence in negotiating the legal system when considering or preparing to leave an abusive partner. This workshop will cover the process of securing orders of protection in both family and criminal court, discuss the support systems and steps to take to help victims develop safety plans, and explain the nuances particular to divorce and what to expect when dealing with the Integrated Domestic Violence part of State Supreme Court.
           Hope R. Jay, JD, MSW, is an associate attorney practicing matrimonial litigation. A former prosecutor in the Domestic Violence Bureau and Felony Trial Bureau, Hope has extensive trial experience in various levels of the New York Courts. Hope received her JD and MSW from the University at Buffalo, where she was a Buffalo Law Review editor and the recipient of the Dolores Denman Award. Her prior professional experience includes a clinical practice in Social Work for eight years at Baker Victory Services.

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