Court Officials

Designed for judges, court administrators, district attorneys, public defenders, deputies, probation officers, case managers, drug and alcohol counselors, mental health assessors, and other court officials, this seminar titled “Cultural Considerations for Court Interactions with Muslims” provides valuable information and resources for enhancing understanding and cultural competency skills when interacting with Muslims in the criminal justice system.

Course Description

The seminar begins with a discussion on Islamophobia or anti-Muslim racism and its impact on Muslim Americans, including in institutional settings. The seminar then provides an overview of Muslims and their faith, including values and traditions, before addressing common misconceptions. This is followed by a discussion on cultural competency considerations for court officials and what you need to know for day-to-day interactions with Muslims, including issues such as family dynamics, language, modesty and gender relations, mental health, and challenges Muslims confront in jail.

Benefits

  • Cultural awareness and development of cultural competency skills for interacting and working with Muslim Americans
  • Improved public relations skills for those working in the criminal justice system
  • Increased court capacity for addressing growing diversity, persistent disparities, and the promotion of equity
  • Culturally appropriate responses to the needs of Muslims based on sensitivity to and respect for their cultural and ethnic backgrounds

Audience

Judges, court administrators, district attorneys, public defenders, deputies, probation officers, case managers, drug and alcohol counselors, mental health assessors, and other court officials.

Format

Seminar Length: 1-3 hours
Number of Participants: 20 or more
Available: onsite or via webinar

For More Information

Contact us at [email protected] or call 408-296-7312, extension 160. To schedule a seminar, please complete the form here.