The bill increases and clarifies domestic violence training requirements (training) for court personnel (personnel) who are regularly involved in cases related to domestic matters, including child and family investigators, parenting responsibility evaluators, and legal representatives of children.
Training for all personnel must include both an initial training requirement as well as an ongoing annual continuing education requirement as follows:
- Six initial hours of training on domestic violence and its traumatic effects on children, adults, and families;
- Six initial hours of training on child abuse and its traumatic effects; and
- Four subsequent hours of training every 2 years on domestic violence and child abuse and the traumatic effects on children, adults, and families.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)