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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Resource Library

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

December 7
Hearing Held For Officer Accused In Choking Death Of Eric Garner
December 7, 2018

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Thursday marked the beginning of an administrative trial process within the NYPD for the officer accused in the death of Eric  Continue Reading »

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December 6
Auckland man first person charged under new strangulation law
December 6, 2018

Nicole Lawton A 21-year-old man is the first person to be arrested and charged with strangulation under new family violence legislation. The Auckland man was charged in relation  Continue Reading »

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