Confidentiality

Collaborating with Respect for Information Sharing Norms – Aiken – 2016
Presented by Alicia Aiken, JD from the Confidentiality Institute for the Family Justice Center Alliance in September 2016. A successful multi-disciplinary response to survivors can only happen when the professionals involved understand and respect each other. But too often, questions about whether information will be shared becomes an unexpected source of confusion and conflict within inter-disciplinary teams. This webinar aims to clear the confusion about sharing and protection of survivor information by comparing and contrasting the legal obligations and information norms of the professionals co-located in a typical Family Justice Center.

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Confidentiality in a Family Justice Center – Alliance – 2012
Created by Gael Strack in September 2012,  this monthly call with directors of open Family Justice Centers addresses confidentiality and information sharing. The presentation points to safety, privacy, and autonomy and self-determination, designating them as the main goals of domestic violence advocacy and the reasons behind the confidentiality rules. The presentation also examines legal privilege, public records, mandated reporting, child abuse, elderly abuse, HIPPA, subpoenas, and more.

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Amendments to VAWA 2013
This document discusses the changes made in 2013 to the Violence Against Women Act and how those changes effect confidentiality issues in terms of universal definitions and grant provisions.

 

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VAWA 2005 Changes
This document discusses the changes made in 2005 to the Violence Against Women Act and how those changes effect confidentiality issues in terms of universal definitions and grant provisions.

 

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Confidential Communication, Policy and Protocol – Alameda County Family Justice Center -2008
Created by the Alameda County Family Justice Center in May of 2008, this is the Confidential Communication and the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivor Policy and Protocol. The document provides policy details, and requires a signature from Center employees, expressing their understanding of and commitment to the guidelines.

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Confidentiality and Information Sharing Issues – Davies
Created by Jill Davies for the Greenbook National Technical Assistance Team, this document explains basic advocacy practices and legal concepts related to information sharing. It provides a framework for making decisions regarding the handling and use of information when working with women involved in child protection or juvenile court systems.

 

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Confidentiality, Information Sharing & Privacy Protocol Recommendations – Presidents Family Justice Center Initiative – 2005

 

 

 

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Family Justice Center Professional Confidentiality Agreement – 2010
This is the confidentiality agreement form to be signed by all FJC employees.

 

 

 

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Confidentiality and Brady vs. Maryland – O’Malley -2010
Presented by District Attorney Nancy O’Malley in September 2010 at the California Family Justice Initiative statewide conference, this Power Point addresses confidentiality, privilege, and Brady vs Maryland issues within Family Justice Centers.

 

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