DVOMB Training

DVOMB Online Lunch & Learns

First Wednesday of Even Months

DVOMB lunch and learns occur every other month, on the first Monday of even months. Stay tuned to our email announcements.

TOPIC:  Using Risk, Needs, and Responsivity for Effective Treatment Planning

Presenters: Erin Gazelka, J.D., M.A.F.P., LPC, LAC
Adjunct Professor, DU GSPP
Forensic Clinical Supervisor for DV Services, CPA

This presentation will start with a brief glance at historical perspectives of corrections, resting on the current system focus on rehabilitation and reduction of recidivism. Throughout this opening material, presenters will demonstrate how society and the criminal justice system have traditionally adopted the stance that ‘nothing works.’ The presentation will briefly review how the research on ‘nothing works’ was wrong and shift toward reviewing research that demonstrates ‘what works’ to reduce recidivism. Program evaluators and meta-analyses have repeatedly demonstrated adherence to RNR principles lead to effective program outcomes and reduction of recidivism. The presentation will define risk, need, and responsivity to clearly demonstrate how they are different from one another. The majority of the presentation will settle on clearly articulating the concept of criminogenic need as a ‘proximal cause’ of crime. Presenters will discuss the importance of clinical interview and clinical assessment in determining needs that are actually criminogenic, as this cannot be determined from assessments and screens alone.

The Colorado Domestic Violence Offender Management Board is excited to offer another Lunch and Learn Series for approved providers and members of the MTT teams. This is an opportunity for you to:

  • Be updated as to recent events at the Board meeting.
  • Obtain the most current information regarding changes to the Standards and Guidelines.
  • Discuss implementation of those Standards and Guidelines in your community and within your teams.
  • To identify challenges to your work and learn from peers how they are managing similar challenges.
  • Obtain technical assistance from staff.

 The series is web-based.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Register Here
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Specialized Training

Advanced Series Training - February 4, 2022

Tackling Heteronormativity and Whitewashing in SO/DV Treatment: Holding space for LGBTQIA and BIPOC populations

Trainer: Jacenta Irlanda, MA, LPC, ATR

Sexual offense specific treatment and domestic violence are often heteronormative and are structured specifically for white cisgender heterosexual male clients. As a result, clients who do not have those identities tend to face difficult challenges and hardships in navigating therapeutic spaces. Holding Space for LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC populations is about understanding intersectional identities that show up in the therapeutic space, building an awareness of power dynamics and our own identities as mental health providers, and developing cultural humility. The beginning of the training will cover the importance of language use, understanding terminology, as cultural and identity dynamics. There will be time to learn about the barriers that show up in therapy with this population and how to navigate those barriers as a therapist. Further along in the training, participants will have a chance to discuss case scenarios and how to tackle difficult conversations with co-workers, peers and other team members relating to LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC populations. By the end of the session, participants will be able to have a foundation of what it means to hold space for LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC populations in therapeutic settings.
Learning Objectives-

  • Understanding terminology relating to LGBTQIA, whitewashing, and cultural dynamics
  • Discuss and identify the barriers in sexual offense/domestic violence specific treatment for LGBTQIA and BIPOC populations
  • Understand intersectional identities that show up in the therapeutic space and evaluations and the power dynamics in the therapeutic relationship that are present
  • Learn ways to support yourself and peers when discussing social justice issues with others
  • Develop a foundation to further learning and growth when working with these populations, how to continue growth outside of the training
  • Develop understanding through discussing case scenarios and examples

WHEN: Friday, February 4, 2022
TIME: 8:30am-4pm
COST: $10

Register Here

Specialized Trainer Application - Apply Now

The SOMB and DVOMB are assembling a catalog of possible training resources on specific and specialized areas that can be offered annually. We plan to sponsor and list trainings on the website that allows individuals to register for a particular training. Once enough individuals have registered for that training, our office will contract with the trainer, schedule the training, and notify those registered. Examples of some specific and specialized trainings include but are not limited to, female offenders, LGBT+ offenders, psychopathy, etc.

If you are an experienced trainer and would like to be considered for the 2021 year, please fill out this training application and email it back to us. Even if you are not an experienced presenter, we are here to help you! Please fill out the form and submit it to us. We want to help professionals in our field grow and share their knowledge and expertise. 

This form is intended for individuals who possess expertise in specialized areas that are relevant to the domestic violence and sex offense management fields. Submission of this form does not guarantee any contractual agreement with the Office of Domestic Violence and Sex Offender Management (ODVSOM). Rather, if selected, the ODVSOM may consider and choose to advertise training events based on interest, registration, cost, and availability. 

DVOMB Training Courses

Training Policy

By registering for any ODVSOM training, you agree to the Office of Domestic Violence and Sex Offender Management Training Policy. 

Read our Updated Training Conduct Policy

Request for Accommodations

For questions about accessibility or to request special accommodations please contact Adrienne Corday at Adrienne.Corday@state.co.us. We kindly request at least one week's advance notice of any needed accommodations. 

Certificate of Completion

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DVOMB Core Trainings

DV100 DVOMB & Standards Overview - FREE Register Here

DV200 DVOMB Community Roundtable Discussion- FREE
Due to COVID-19 and in an abundance of caution, no Community Roundtable Discussions are planned at this time.

Please look for future training announcements for when these will resume.

DVOMB Advanced Series

The DVOMB is able to provide most of the training opportunities at no cost.  The primary exception includes some courses offered in the DVOMB Advanced Series. A fee may be charged for these courses to cover costs of inviting a national speaker to present.

Watch for announcements.

DV100: DVOMB & Standards Overview

FORMAT: Online


AUDIENCE: This training is open to all professionals including, but not limited to, victim advocates, treatment providers, and probation


DESCRIPTION: This introductory training provides an overview of the Domestic Violence Offender Management Board (DVOMB) including its role, functions, and the Standards of practice for offender services. The history, impact, and need for a coordinated community response model is presented by looking at the research and case studies regarding domestic violence dynamics and interventions. Using group-based discussions and videos, this training outlines the important aspects of the DVOMB Standards and Guidelines. This includes the philosophy of offender treatment as it relates to victim and community safety, the Multi-Disciplinary Treatment Teams and an introduction to assessing risk using the Domestic Violence Offender Risk and Needs Assessment (DVRNA). Participants will become more knowledgeable about the evidence-based practices of the Risk, Need, Responsivity (RNR) Principles and how the Standards prescribe a differential treatment model. Finally, this training will offer a brief overview of the application requirements to become listed with the DVOMB and the grievance process.

DV101 DVRNA Training

This training provides an overview of different types of risk assessment and the importance of utilizing risk assessment practices in the forensic setting. This discussion will include how to distinguish static and dynamic risk factors and why this is important to assessing offender progress. After a review of the research supporting the Risk, Need, Responsivity Principles, participants will review the scoring manual of the Domestic Violence Offender Risk and Needs Assessment (DVRNA).

CEU: 7 hours
When: 1/24/2022
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Where: Online


DV102 DV Offender Evaluation Training

This training will give participants the knowledge, skills, and tools for conducting domestic violence offender evaluations in accordance with the DVOMB Standards. After discussing the importance of the offender evaluation as it relates to the development of a comprehensive treatment plan, participants will go through an experiential learning process of developing an offender evaluation from start to finish. This includes how to synthesize and gather all of the necessary information, how to formulate appropriate treatment recommendations and corresponding treatment goals amongst the group.

CEU: 7 hours
When: February 14, 2022
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm
Where: Online

Register Here

DV103 DV Offender Treatment Training

This training will provide an in-depth review of domestic violence offender treatment with a focus on the requirements of the Standards and best practice modalities and concepts. After a discussion of the differences between traditional psychotherapy and forensic offense specific therapy, this training will cover offender treatment within the context of primary and adjunct interventions, offender contracts, level of offender treatment, core competencies and ways to measure offender progress and discharge criteria. Additionally, this training will incorporate important clinical issues to consider and the importance of the Treatment Victim Advocate throughout the therapeutic process. This training will have case examples and exercises to engage participants and provide tools for practitioners to utilize.

CEU: 7 hours
When: March 7, 2022
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm
Where: Online

Register Here

Webinars & Training Videos

7.0 Victim Advocacy Standards Revisions - FREE!

Once you have completed the webinar, Complete This Survey to receive and print your certificate of completion.

Understanding DV Offender Treatment Victim Advocates

Violence Free Colorado Logo

This webinar will provide an overview of Treatment Victim Advocacy with Domestic Violence Offender Treatment. This webinar was provided by Violence Free Colorado.

Supervising Domestic Violence Offenders - FREE!

Interstate Compact and DV Treatment Webinar - FREE!

Interstate Compact and DV Treatment Webinar - C.R.S 14-24.1-101 requires any residential or outpatient treatment program to notify the Colorado Interstate Compact Office whenever an out-of-state offender enrolls in a domestic violence offender treatment program.

This webinar covers how this statute affects all domestic violence treatment providers and how to comply. There is no cost to view this webinar.

Once you have completed the webinar, Complete This Survey to receive and print your certificate of completion.

DV200: DVOMB Community Roundtable Discussion

FORMAT: Roundtable discussion

LENGTH: 8 Hours


REGISTER: Visit our webpage

AUDIENCE: This training is open to treatment providers, supervision officers, treatment victim advocates, and other interested professionals.

DESCRIPTION: The DVOMB hosts Community Roundtable Discussions at locations around the state. The purpose of discussions is to improve collaboration, engagement, and the exchange of feedback between the Board and communities statewide in a safe and constructive manner. Participants come together to start a dialogue about challenges, opportunities, and ways to work together. During the afternoon, additional sessions will be offered on specialized topics.

Trainings Sponsored by Others

Female Offender Domestic Violence Offender Evaluation & Treatment

Trainer: Jeanette Barich, LCSW, LAC, DVCS

Date/Time: March 4 & 5 2022, 8:30-4:30 PM

Cost: $200 per person

Contact: Jeanette@jeanettebarich.com if interested in attending or 303-507-5825 

Description:  This training is a beginner level, two-day (14-hour) training based off of the best practices guidelines for Appendix B of the DVOMB Standards: For Providing Court-Ordered Treatment to Female Domestic Violence Offenders. This training satisfies the 14-hour requirement for the Female Specific Offender Population DVOMB application. 

We will take an in-depth look at our personal biases around women as offenders and men as victims, victim advocacy specific to this population, pathways to crime, barriers to treatment, theories around female offenders, offender typologies, assessment, evaluation, curriculum topics and unique aspects of working with this specific population. This training will give you a basic understanding of working with the court ordered female domestic violence offender. This is a fast paced interactive training that utilizes video, music, and case studies to demonstrate treatment and evaluation principles.  


Technology Facilitated Stalking in Intimate Partner Violence Cases

SARA-V3 - Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Training 

Other Trainings Offered by the Division of Criminal Justice

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CDHS Listening Sessions

A statewide group of advocates, supported by the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), is inviting survivors of domestic violence to share with us their experiences with domestic violence and child welfare. CDHS has been convening the Domestic Violence and Child Welfare Task Group since August 2020. We would like to invite members of the general public and Task Group to share with us their experiences to inform our work. 

This will be an open forum for members to listen, learn and understand. We want to provide a safe environment for this and will work with individuals to develop the safety that they need to share their stories or experiences. You can speak during the meeting, ask someone to speak for you or submit a written statement for an organizer to read aloud. This is a public meeting but it will not be recorded.