Louisiana Department of Justice Domestic Violence in the Workplace Training
"The Impact of Domestic Violence on Workplace Security"
"A comprehensive security response is one of the most important tools a employer can use to reduce the impact of domestic violence in the workplace,"
Attorney General Richard P. Ieyoub

Training description

Registration is from 8am - 9am.  All classes are from 9:00am to 4:30pm.  Participants will learn how to react, assess, and respond to threats of domestic violence in the workplace and how to create an effective domestic violence in the workplace response.  The training will also include:

  • the dynamics of domestic violence
  • how domestic violence affects your workplace
  • your role in responding to victims of domestic violence
  • how to create a workplace security response to domestic violence
  • how to protect your workplace from the threat of domestic violence
  • how  to create a supportive workplace environment for victims of domestic violence
  • and much, much more!


Dr. Karen J. Wilson
Nationally recognized speaker and author, Dr. Karen Wilson, is the former director of training for the Austin Center for Battered Women.  A survivor of domestic violence,  Karen has a doctoral degree in adult education with 22 years experience in training and development. She has successfully collaborated with a variety of programs including battered womenís programs, universities, homeless programs and rape crisis centers. She is the author of When Violence Begins At Home: A Comprehensive Guide To Understanding and Ending Domestic Abuse.

Training materials

Comprehensive training materials will be available at each training.  All participants should review the Attorney Generalís guidelines on developing a model domestic violence in the workplace policy and other documents related to our domestic violence in the workplace initiative at our web site.

Who should attend

All employers are eligible to attend. However, preference is given to those employers who have made a corporate commitment to address domestic violence as a workplace issue. If your organization has not completed the corporate pledge form, please click here and complete the form. Once the form is completed  fax to Gayle Jackson at 225-342-7335. The form must be signed by your CEO or their designee.

Domestic Violence in the Workplace Response Teams:  It takes a team to create a workplace domestic violence response and employers are encouraged to send those personnel who will be involved in creating their domestic violence response. The team should include the human resource director, human resource personnel, benefits, EAP, security (in-house and contract), legal, union representative, managers and anyone who will be responsible for implementing your domestic violence in the workplace response.

Cost of training

All trainings are free and lunch will be provided.  However, participants are responsible for their own lodging, travel arrangements and costs.

For more information

Contact Gayle Jackson, Assistant Attorney General
Telephone: 225-342-9724
Fax: 225-342-7335