Conferences and Events

16th Annual International Family Justice Conference: Click HERE for Conference Materials

Advanced Strangulation Course: Apply Now!

August 23-26, 2016 in San Diego, California

We’re excited to announce that applications to attend our 4-Day Advanced Course on Strangulation Prevention are now open! If you’re interested in attending the course you must apply before June 30, 2016.

About the course:

This course has been specially designed for professionals seeking to improve the investigation and prosecution of strangulation cases. This includes professionals who want to testify as an expert, or improve their ability to testify as an expert. This course with equip attendees with strategies to properly assess for non-fatal strangulation and advocate for the specific medical and safety needs of strangulation survivors. This course is also designed for trainers and communities seeking to implement new protocols, create system-wide changes, launch a strangulation response team, or learn about best practices.

The course will cover an in-depth examination of:

  • The most current research on domestic violence and sexual assault strangulation crimes
  • Medical signs and symptoms of strangulation assaults
  • Long term consequences, delayed death and fatal strangulation
  • Investigative strategies, report writing and interviewing witnesses
  • Clinical documentation of strangulation signs and symptoms
  • Strategies for advocacy and working with traumatized victims
  • Development of local experts
  • Use of experts in court, including tips for testifying

Attendees with have the opportunity to:

  • View a crime scene and work in a multi-disciplinary team to investigate a strangulation case and prepare evidence for a mock trial.
  • Apply trauma-informed investigation and advocacy techniques
  • Practice testifying as and cross-examining an expert witness
  • Bring cases from their community for review by faculty members
  • Develop strategies for implementing best practices in their own community
  • Practice giving a 5-minute presentation on strangulation

Priority will be given to OVW grantees attending in multi-disciplinary teams from the same jurisdiction. The course will be limited to 55 participants. Apply HERE!

Join National Experts:

Casey Gwinn, JD – Gael Strack, JD – Dr. Bill Green – Det. Mike Agnew (Retired) – Kelsey McKay, JD – Suzanne Schultz – Patricia Bauer

17th Annual International Family Justice Conference

April 4-6, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Registration Opening Soon, Save the Date!
The Alliance’s 17th Annual International Family Justice Conference welcomes law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, shelter staff, community-based victim advocates, civil attorneys, judges, therapists, policy makers, elected officials, board members, survivors, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, educators, and all others interested in the future of family violence intervention and prevention. The conference will include nationally and internationally recognized subject matter experts, advocates, and survivors.


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Corresponding Training Materials
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