Fall Half Day Virtual Conference – November 18th – Safety First: Taking a team approach to address complex cases involving domestic violence

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Please join us for our Fall Virtual Half Day: Safety First: Taking a team approach to address complex cases involving domestic violence.    MORE information coming soon!

We will have a great group of speakers and more information to come. CLE credits  3.5 ethics – 475577 | Psychology – online – 4.0 – 202310.109 | LMFT – online – 3.5 – 2022-319 | Social Work – 3.5 – CEP-524

8:30am — Introductions

8:45am – 9:30am — Review of SAFeR model of screening – Tracy Shoberg

9:30am – 10:15am — Comparing/Contrasting RRD with IPV Screening – Jen Joseph

10:15am — Break

10:30am – 12:00pm — Panel Discussion

12:00pm -12:30pm — Participant Discussion


Upon completion of this 3 hour conference, the participants will be able to:

  1. Implement a SAFeR model of screening for Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).
  2. Create a model for screening for Resist-Refuse Dynamics (RRD) that considers aspects of IPV that may be present.
  3. Identify the various roles of judicial officers, attorneys, therapists, advocates, and parenting consultants in working with families in which there are components of RRD and IPV.
  4. Take initiative to create and participate in multi-disciplinary teams of professionals to serve the needs of families in which IPV and/or RRD dynamics are occurring.
  5. Recognize and address biases that are inherent in working in interdisciplinary teams who are addressing IPV and RRD.


Tracy Shoberg

Tracy Shoberg is the Deputy Director of the National Legal Center on Children and Domestic Violence at the Battered Women’s Justice Project. Since joining BWJP, Tracy has participated in developing and training multidisciplinary audiences on the SAFeR approach, as well as co-lead a county wide SAFeR implementation. Before joining BWJP, Tracy was a family law staff attorney at Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services serving low-income clients in eleven southeastern Minnesota counties. She worked under the Office of Justice Programs grant representing victim-survivors in civil matters, including orders for protection, harassment restraining orders, custody, and divorce cases. While at SMRLS, Tracy also assisted Goodhue County in drafting their first Safe Harbor Protocol as part of the countywide effort to respond to the needs of human trafficking victim-survivors. Tracy attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, receiving BAs in English and Gender Studies, and the University of Minnesota Law School. She has committed herself to this work since 2012 when she began working at End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (formerly the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence).



Jennifer E. Joseph

Jennifer E. Joseph is an attorney; however, her practice focuses solely on providing Alternative Dispute Resolution and other neutral services in family law matters.  Ms. Joseph specializes in helping parents resolve custody, parenting, and co-parenting disputes through her work as a mediator, parenting coordinator, parenting coach, and ENE (early neutral evaluation) provider. Ms. Joseph also conducts parenting plan evaluations (formerly referred to as “custody and parenting time evaluations”).

Ms. Joseph is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School.  In addition to her private ADR practice, Ms. Joseph presents regularly on family law and ADR issues regionally and nationally, provides technical training for ADR professionals and parenting plan evaluators, and is a former adjunct professor of family law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.  She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the international Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (“AFCC”), and is a past President of the Minnesota AFCC Chapter. Ms. Joseph is also the current Vice President of Overcoming Barriers, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting systemic solutions to families experiencing parent-child contact problems.



Jennifer Jameson

Jennifer represents clients in a variety of family law matters, from divorces and paternity cases to post-decree modifications of custody, child support and spousal maintenance. In addition, she acts as a facilitative neutral and is trained as a Guardian ad Litem, mediator, parenting consultant, and parenting time expeditor.

After graduating from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1999, Jennifer began her career as a judicial clerk in Hennepin county.  Her legal experience includes work in the public and nonprofit sectors as well as over a decade in private law practice as an associate and partner.

In addition to her extensive work in family law cases, Jennifer has represented clients in contract disputes, business formation, arbitration, public finance, and professional licensing matters. This broad practice experience informs the strong advocacy Jennifer provides for her clients across the full range of family law matters.


Judge JaPaul Harris

The Honorable JaPaul J. Harris was appointed to the 2nd Judicial District in Ramsey County, Minnesota by Governor Mark Dayton in 2018. Judge Harris is currently the presiding judge in the juvenile and family division for the 2nd Judicial District Ramsey County Minnesota. In Ramsey County, Judge Harris is the current co-chair of the 2nd Judicial Districts Equal Justice Committee, the chair of the Youth Justice Transformation Initiative (formerly JDAI), and chair of the Ramsey County Pretrial Justice committee. Judge Harris is an active member of the Minnesota judiciary. Judge Harris is the chair of the Supreme Court Rules of Juvenile Delinquency Procedure committee. Judge Harris is a member of the Minnesota Supreme Court Committee for Equality and Justice (CEJ), serving as chair of its diversity inclusion education committee. In this role Judge Harris developed and implemented an implicit bias jury instruction that is now included in the Minnesota pattern jury instructions in the Minnesota Practice series, and in 2017 spearheaded the development of a diversity equity and inclusion training requirement for the judiciary. In addition, in 2019 Judge Harris spearheaded an effort to review the Minnesota Racial Bias Taskforce report to determine what we have accomplished and what more we need to accomplish. Judge Harris is a trial skills Instructor in the Minnesota Judicial Branch Trial Skills Program, co-chair of the Minnesota District Judges Foundation Program and Education Committee, and a member of the Minnesota District Judges Association Criminal JIGS committee, a member of the Minnesota Supreme Court strategic planning committee, a mentor judge, serve as an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline College of Law and the University of St, Thomas School of Law, chair of the Supreme Court Juvenile Delinquency rules committee, on the Board of the Volunteer Lawyers Network, the Hennepin County Bar Association serving as chair of the Hennepin Lawyer Magazine committee, and the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, and served on the Minnesota State Bar Association Council. Judge Harris has written numerous articles, participated in numerous presentations, trainings, and CLE’s on various legal issues. Prior to his appointment Judge Harris served as a judicial referee in the Hennepin County, presiding over housing, harassment, juvenile, and mental health civil commitment courts. Judge Harris was supervising attorney of the Senior Law Project at the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, worked at Minneapolis Public Schools, and was a staff attorney at Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services in its Housing Equality Law Project (H.E.L.P). Judge Harris is a 2000 graduate of Syracuse University and 2003 graduate of Hamline University School of Law. Judge Harris completed a Humphrey Institute Public Policy Fellowship at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs.


KC Gammage

KC is a doctoral candidate at North Central University pursuing her doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy. She holds a certificati  on in the first level of Internal Family Systems; has presented for the MN MAMFT Conference, and has been a guest speaker for MFT and Undergraduate Psychology at St. Cloud State University of Minnesota. She specializes in bringing healing to chaotic environments and is not afraid to interrupt patterns that have led to breakdown in family and martial systems.  She has also been working as a domestic violence relief advocate for the Harriet Tubman Center in Minneapolis for the past 11 years and has a multitude of trainings and group experiences on relational pattern identification and healing groups for survivors of domestic abuse and sexual exploitation.

She enjoys music and expressing herself through spoken word poetry. She is also “chef curry with the pot” and enjoy cooking and hosting events at her home with her close circle of friends. She also loves traveling to different countries.


Carol Hornbeck, LMFT