Providing training and technical assistance to family violence professional throughout the world on Domestic 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

March 17
Law Enforcement, Medical Officials Discuss Increase in Strangulation
March 17, 2016

DILLON KATO dillon.kato@missoulian.com When Cat Otway talks about strangulation, she ticks off the world’s most depressing set of trivia about the act she refers to as  Continue Reading »

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March 17
Victim advocates, police say strangulation bill will save lives – West Virginia
March 17, 2016

by Erin Beck, Staff Writer Advocates for victims of domestic violence and police say tragedies could be prevented now that Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has  Continue Reading »

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