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Identifying, Investigating, and Prosecuting Domestic Violence STRANGULATION Case

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Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence and sexual assault: unconsciousness may occur within seconds and death within minutes. When domestic violence perpetrators choke (strangle) their victims, especially to the point of unconsciousness, it is not only a felony but it may be an attempted homicide. Strangulation is an ultimate form of power and control that can have a devastating psychological effect on victims. The inability to breathe is one of the most terrifying events a person can endure.


Gael Strack, JD and Casey Gwinn, JD, leading experts in the field of non-fatal strangulation and suffocation assaults in intimate partner violence cases, will collectively share their expertise and cover the following:

 Findings from a study of 300 misdemeanor strangulation cases  Understanding the lethality of strangulation  Link to other crimes, police shootings and mass murders  Identifying the signs and symptoms of strangulation cases  Anatomy and medical aspects in surviving and non-surviving victims  Investigating and documenting a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Strangulation cases  Legal aspects of strangulation cases with surviving victims  Developing and using experts in court  Advocating for traumatized victims  Resources and handouts developed by the Institute

Earlier Event: October 3
Massage/ Masaje with Meghan
Later Event: October 3
CANCELLED: Art Group with Ms. Dianne