Sheriff's Office hosts Oct. 7, 8 training on domestic-violence strangulation cases

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
September 9, 2014, 12:39 p.m.

 

Media and Interested Parties

 

PDF flyer: Identifying, Investigating and Prosecuting Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Strangulation Cases

[A PDF flyer for this training is linked above.]

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office -- in partnership with the Family Justice Center Alliance -- is hosting a new class for law-enforcement, legal, social-work and mental-health professionals: "Identifying, Investigating and Prosecuting Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Strangulation Cases."

The same training will be offered on two consecutive days: Tuesday, Oct. 7 and Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Attendees need only register for one day.

TIME:

  • 7:30 a.m. -- Registration
  • 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- Training

LOCATION:
Providence Willamette Falls Community Center
515 15th Street
Oregon City, OR 97045
NOTE: Parking is limited; please carpool

This class will be taught by a panel of nationally recognized experts in the identification, investigation and documentation of strangulation in intimate partner violence: Gael Strack, J.D.; Casey Gwinn, J.D.; and, Dr. Bill Smock, M.D.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Findings from a study of 300 misdemeanor strangulation cases
  • Resources and handouts from the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention
  • Understanding the lethality of strangulation
  • Identifying the signs and symptoms of strangulation cases
  • Anatomy and medical aspects in surviving and non-surviving victims
  • Investigating and documenting a domestic-violence and sexual-assault strangulation case for prosecution
  • Legal aspects of strangulation cases with surviving victims
  • Tools and resources for advocates
  • Use of experts in court

REGISTER SECURELY ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT AT:
http://www.cvent.com/d/h4qcyp/4W

OR E-MAIL JULIE L. COLLINSON AT THE CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: jcollinson@clackamas.us

REGISTER BY: Friday, October 3, 2014

COST: $79

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS TRAINING:

  • Judges
  • Law-enforcement officers
  • Prosecutors
  • Domestic-violence advocates
  • Civil legal attorneys
  • Medical providers
  • Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT:
This training session has been approved by Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). Documents necessary to receive credit will be provided at the conclusion of the training.

HOSTED BY: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office THROUGH A PARTNERSHIP WITH: Family Justice Center Alliance

For more information about the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, visit:
http://www.strangulationtraininginstitute.com

A PDF flyer for this training is linked above.

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Contact Info:
Sergeant Nathan Thompson
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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