The Institutional Analysis TA project offers a number of ways for communities to connect with experts in the institutional analysis, community assessment, and Safety & Accountability Audits, to learn from other communities who have implemented the process, and to be exposed to new and some of the best materials in the field of system reform on behalf of survivors of violence against women. Check this page frequently for information related to upcoming events.


Praxis offers webinar and in-person training for programs organizing an end to violence against women. We are committed to access and inclusion for our trainings, and strive to ensure all events are as accessible as possible for participants with disabilities, limited English proficiency (LEP), and Deaf participants.

 Webinar trainings 

Receive quality training on institutional analysis, community assessment, and Safety & Accountability Audits over the internet.

New Guides to The Domestic Violence Best Practice Assessment: Victim-Witness Services, Bail Setting and Pretrial Release
Thursday, September 26, 2019
2:00 – 3:15 pm Central
With Denise Eng and Bree Adams Bill, Senior Advisors, Praxis International

It is the responsibility of a coordinated community response (CCR) and an individual agency to evaluate and inform its intervention practices in domestic violence-related cases. Often viewed as a daunting task needing additional resources and a lengthy timeframe for completion, the reality is that there are many self-evaluation tools that are accessible and manageable for busy CCRs. This webinar will feature a relatively quick way to help small teams conduct a best practice assessment for victim-witness services, bail setting, and pretrial release by using guides Praxis recently developed for The Domestic Violence Best Practice Assessment. This type of assessment involves a rather narrow scope, small number of participants, and targeted data collection. The guides detail a process for a community to engage in a review of the criminal legal system response to domestic violence-related cases using checklists of core practices, reflecting what is found in the Blueprint for Safety.

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Long distance charges to participate can be paid with OVW set-aside training funds. If you are unable to participate in webinars, you will find the recordings of each posted to the IATA Recordings page about a week after the event. 


4-day annual training institutes for local teams to be immersed in the full range of tools and methods involved in community assessments as outlined by the Praxis Safety and Accountability Audit

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What past participants have said about the training:
• [This] Institute provided a great framework for assessing community institutions in a productive way.
• I liked how we actually got to use the tools and concepts we were learning about. I also really enjoyed the observation opportunities.
• The days built upon each other and provided a great deal of necessary programmatic information.
• Great dialogue with facilitators – they allowed us as participants to share/discuss while leading the various activities.