Training and Outreach

Training & Outreach

To Request a Training, please email: OFSTrainingOutreach@jis.nashville.org 

The goal of the Office of Family Safety’s Training & Outreach Program is to improve the standardization quality of trainings on interpersonal violence offered to Metro employees and partners.  We strive to continuously update curricula to include human trafficking and other related topics to ensure Nashville is aware of all the areas interpersonal violence intersects.

OFS Staff with Dr. Jacqueline Campbell after her training on the Danger Assessment

We pride ourselves on increasing the capacity of our partners and continued to send staff and partners to national large-scale workshops and conferences in order to support our multidisciplinary team efforts.In 2018, our office trained over 350 Metro employees and community partners with over 1,000 hours of training. Additionally, in partnership with Metro HR, the Office of Family Safety developed a mandatory domestic violence curriculum for all Metro employees per Metro’s Comprehensive Policy to Address and Prevent Domestic Violence inside Metro Government and for Nashville’s Workforce.  These trainings are scheduled to begin in February 2019.

The Office of Family Safety continues to lead efforts in building awareness of interpersonal violence in the Nashville community through outreach and education.

Trainings offered cover topics such as:

  • Domestic Violence & Risk Indicators
  • Sexual Assault
  • Trauma
  • Safety Planning
  • Strangulation prevention
  • Domestic Violence & Criminal Law
  • Orders of Protection
  • Sex Trafficking

 

Training audiences include but are not limited to:

  • Judges
  • Commissioners
  • Advocates
  • Private attorneys
  • Prosecutors
  • Defense Bar
  • Community Partner
  • Additional Groups upon request