New Orleans Family Justice Center Strangulation Assessment (2016)

Recent research in the field of intimate partner violence has shown that prior non-fatal strangulation was associated with greater than six-fold odds of becoming an attempted homicide, and over seven-fold odds of becoming a completed homicide. Due to this heightened risk, the New Orleans Family Justice Center, with assistance from the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, began conducting additional in-depth assessments for survivors who reported strangulation or attempted strangulation.