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Rural Training

Welcome, rural grantees! Since 1998, Praxis has been providing training, technical assistance (TA) and networking opportunities to rural communities funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Approved training! Rural grantees may use their OVW set-aside training funds to cover travel expenses to attend all training listed here and do not need to get approval from their OVW program specialist. No registration fee.

Quick links: 
Rural Routes to Change-webinar networking
Building Blocks-webinar training
Grantee Roundtables

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Webinars on the core components of effective institutional and individual advocacy that improve outcomes for victims and accountability for offenders. These trainings are intended to provide in-depth perspective and thinking on relevant issue from national and rural experts in the field.

Registration is required. Please contact if you do not receive registration confirmation. 

All calls take place the third Wednesday of each month from 2 - 3:15pm Central Time. 

Wednesday, August 19
From Arrest to Accountability: The Critical Role of Probation in a CCR    

An important consideration in determining the appropriate conditions of a defendant's release to probation is the history of violence, the severity of the current offense, and the risk of continued violence the defendant poses to the victim and the public. Probation officers need to establish a picture of the history, severity, and risk that uses all available sources of information to include as much detail as possible. CCRs can help position probation to make the most effective recommendations (in other words, controls on the defendant's behavior that will enhance the safety of the victim and make re-offense less likely) through information gathered from 911 through case processing. Join us as Jen and Denise discuss how to:
  • maximize the ability of the state to gain a measure of control over a domestic violence offender;
  • use that control to intervene quickly when there are new acts of violence, intimidation or coercion;
  • shift the burden of holding the offender accountable for violence or abuse from the victim to the system; and
  • examine linkages between probation and Batterer Intervention Programs to enhance offender accountability.

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PowerPoint presentation

Facilitated by Rose Thelen, Praxis TAP and expert on rural coordinated community responses, Rural Routes to Change feature guests working to implement key CCR strategies in rural communities to share their current experiences

Watch for next sessions!

Upcoming training INSTITUTE
Large groups of grantees and national experts gather for training on a range of topics.

Watch for upcoming institutes!

Contact Janice Wick for more information:, 218-525-0487, x251

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