Providing training and technical assistance to family violence professionals throughout the world on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Strangulation Crimes.
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View the free Investigating Strangulation Course or take the Investigating Strangulation test for free online.

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Offering San Diego-based, on-site, and online webinar trainings for all family violence and sexual assault professionals.

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The Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention provides numerous resources for family violence professionals.

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About the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention

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, not only is this felonious assault, but it may be an attempted homicide.

Strangulation is an ultimate form of power and control where the batterer can demonstrate control over the victim’s next breath: it may have devastating psychological effects or a potentially fatal outcome.

The goals of the Institute are to:

  • Enhance the knowledge and understanding of professionals working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault who are strangled
  • Improve policy and practice among the legal, medical, and advocacy communities
  • Maximize capacity and expertise
  • Increase offender accountability and ultimately enhance victim safety.

Latest News

October 9
A Legal Loophole May Have Cost This Woman Her Life
October 9, 2015

By: Melissa Jeltsen – Senior reporter, The Huffington Post – When states fail to recognize strangulation as a precursor to domestic homicide, the results can be fatal.

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September 23
New Mexico Remains One of Six States Without a Strangulation Law
September 23, 2015

KFOX14 – Patrick Hayes   LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Despite several attempts from lawmakers, New Mexico remains one of six states without a law penalizing  Continue Reading »

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