What We Do


The Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention (Institute) is a program of  Alliance for HOPE International.  The Institute was launched with support from the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.  The Institute provides consulting, training, resources, and support services to professionals working in the fields of domestic violence and sexual assault.

The Institute provides the most current and up-to-date curriculum on strangulation crimes from a multi-disciplinary perspective.  Our trainings have been recognized throughout the country as the premier source for information related to strangulation and we have been featured for our work in dozens of articles and media outlets from the New York Times, The Huffington Post, the Domestic Violence Report and more!

Attendees of our trainings learn how to: identify the signs and symptoms of non-fatal strangulation cases; understand and recognize the anatomy and medical aspects of surviving and non-surviving victims; investigate and document cases for prosecution; prosecute cases, including using experts in court; and, most importantly, enhance victim safety through trauma-informed advocacy services.  Our courses are flexible and can be structured to meet the needs of each individual jurisdiction

Outcomes from past training sessions reflect an increased awareness in cases involving strangulation; improved documentation and investigation of strangulation cases; increased prosecution of strangulation cases; and increased offender accountability and victim safety.

The Institute trains over 10,000 professionals per year on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Strangulation Crimes.

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