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Title Domestic Violence Training Court Personnel
Status Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (05/10/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Children & Domestic Matters
House Sponsors M. Froelich (D)
Senate Sponsors F. Winter (D)
J. Smallwood (R)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 03/18/2021

The bill increases and clarifies domestic violence training
requirements (training) for court personnel (personnel) who are regularly
involved in cases related to domestic matters, including child and family
investigators, parenting responsibility evaluators, and legal
representatives of children.
Training for all personnel must include both an initial training

requirement as well as an ongoing annual continuing education
requirement as follows:
  • Six initial hours of training on domestic violence and its
traumatic effects on children, adults, and families;
  • Six initial hours of training on child abuse and its traumatic
effects; and
  • Four subsequent hours of training every 2 years on
domestic violence and child abuse and the traumatic effects
on children, adults, and families.

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