Training and Outreach


DC SAFE provides training and technical assistance to government agencies, community-based organizations, faith communities, and other professionals who encounter domestic violence in their work. We can provide individualized trainings, and also participate in workshops, conferences, and other educational events to provide participants with information and skills to improve their response to domestic violence.

If you are interested in partnering with DC SAFE on a specific training initiative, please email with the subject line “Training Request.” In your email, please describe your training needs, the estimated number of participants, the proposed amount of time needed, and the location.

To support the work of DC SAFE, we kindly request an honorarium ($250) for our training services. Additionally, if the location of the event is outside of the District, we may request reimbursement for travel and/or lodging if required. Honoraria and reimbursements are not required, and DC SAFE will conduct trainings free of cost on a case-by-case basis.


DC SAFE participates in outreach events to educate the community about domestic violence issues and services available. If you would like us to participate in your outreach events, please email with the subject line “Outreach Request.” In your email, please describe your outreach event, including the date, time, and location.

Continuing Education Courses

We are certified to offer the following courses for 3 CEU credits each. We can offer these courses as part of a training; and from time to time, we open up classes to the public. Please monitor our website for open courses.

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Civil vs. Criminal: Legal Remedies for Survivors of Domestic Violence
This course teaches basic knowledge and skills for working with domestic violence victims in both the civil and criminal systems in Washington, DC. It also teaches how to use this knowledge to support survivor-centric safety plans through intervention and advocacy.


Safety Planning & Lethality Assessments
Research indicates that while every domestic violence case is different, some situations are more dangerous than others based on identifiable factors. This course is designed to introduce the background, history, and research behind the Lethality Assessment, as well as review DC SAFE’s specific Lethality Assessment Project. Participants will practice creating a safety plan with a client using the Lethality Assessment tool.