Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

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Social Services

Domestic Violence Liaison Training Institute

Training Length: 21 hours (3 days)

Training Description: The DVLT Institute is designed for Domestic Violence Liaisons employed by, or under contract with, local social services agencies within New York State. Institute training is provided in collaboration with the Professional Development Program, Rockefeller College, University at Albany.

This Institute will provide the required knowledge and skills necessary for the Domestic Violence Liaison to fulfill their role of assessing client claims of domestic violence, granting waivers from TA requirements and referring clients to needed services.

The Institute's three-day training format utilizes a combination of classroom and computer assisted instruction, group activities, and skill practices, to provide their Domestic Violence Liaison with an in-depth understanding of Domestic Violence and Temporary Assistance program requirements, as well as a working knowledge of the waiver process.

Who Should Attend: This training is designed for local district staff performing the functions of Domestic Violence Liaison (DVL), back-up DVL, supervisors of DVL's, and domestic violence service providers contracted to provide DVL services.

Prerequisites: None

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Training Agenda

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Day Three