Join us for a training event on Wednesday, June 22nd to learn about federal and state policies regarding firearm prohibitions, risk assessment, gun forfeiture in a coordinated community response, and education on domestic violence issues as they intersect with firearms.
Registration Opens: May 6, 2022
Registration Closes: June 22, 2022
TDCJ-CJAD Hours: 2.00 BIPP / 2.00 Family Violence
Registration Fee: $50.00 TCFV Members / $75.00 Non-Members
BUY ONE REGISTRATION GET ONE FREE!! We have created a coupon code that will allow you to register for the one BIPP Education trainings happening this summer for free! Once you pay for one of the summer trainings, you will receive a coupon code in your confirmation email that will allow you to register for free for the other two trainings happening this summer.
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT
Texas Firearm Prohibitions: What Does This Mean for BIPPs and BIPP Participants – Mohini Lal
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM CDT
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM CDT
Perpetration Risk Assessment & IPV Homicide Case Study – John Guard
John Guard, Chief Deputy is with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office in Greenville, North Carolina, and has 30 years of law enforcement experience, including line level response, investigative response, first and second level supervision, and agency management. For almost two and a half decades, he has specialized in investigating domestic violence cases. He has been instrumental in developing policies and procedures related to domestic violence response in Pitt County and the state of North Carolina. Legislators and victim advocates have consulted Chief Guard on the creation of state legislation for domestic violence response, including House Bill 1354, which granted powers of arrest to law enforcement for violation of pretrial release, mandated law enforcement training, and elevated strangulation to a felony crime, as well as Senate Bill 919, which provides stronger firearm removal provisions for offenders who are subject to a domestic violence protection order. Chief Guard serves as the chair of the Pitt Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team and was instrumental in its creation. He is a past member and chair of the Law Enforcement Policy Committee of the North Carolina Domestic Violence Commission and a past member and Executive Board President of the North Carolina Victim’s Assistance Network. He has participated is several local, state, and federal focus groups that have examined the impact of domestic violence on society. Chief Guard has received numerous awards for his efforts related to domestic violence prevention, including awards from the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the North Carolina Victims Assistance Network, and the Sunshine Lady Foundation. In April 2021, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland awarded the First Responders Award to Chief Guard for his advocacy on behalf of crime victims. Chief Guard received an associate degree from Pitt Community College.
Mohini Lal (she/her) Esq. is the Public Policy Manager for the Legal Sub-Team. She is an attorney with experience in family law and criminal law in domestic violence contexts, and federal and state legislative advocacy. Mohini’s work at TCFV focuses on engaging attorneys, judges, and advocates to create effective responses to family violence