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Strangulation impacts all professionals working on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking cases. Today, we know unequivocally that strangulation is one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence. Unconsciousness may occur within seconds and death within minutes.
During this 2-hour webinar, our hosts and faculty will discuss lessons learned, best practices, new research, and resources available for family violence and sexual assault professionals. Subtopics will include the following:
  • New research, case law, and resources & tools
  • Best practices for identifying, documenting, investigating and prosecuting strangulation cases through medical, legal, law enforcement and advocacy trends
  • Highlights & Emerging issues from 2021
  • Promising Practices & Upcoming Trainings
Who should attend: This webinar is based on our training focus areas: Lethality, History, Medical, Investigation, Prosecution, Advocacy, Implementation & Best Practices. It is designed for professionals who have attended one of our prior trainings. Our goal is to provide prior attendees an update and refresher of key points, but whether you are a prior attendee or this is your first training, there will be something for everyone!


Course Instructors: 

Gael Strack is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Alliance for HOPE International. The Alliance has five main programs: the National Family Justice Center, Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, Camp HOPE America, VOICES and the Justice Legal Network. Gael is an internationally recognized expert in non-fatal strangulation cases and regularly trains on numerous topics. Gael is also an Adjunct Professor at California Western School of Law teaching a class on “Domestic Violence and the Law”.




Casey Gwinn – Casey Gwinn is the President and Co-Founder of the Alliance. He is the visionary behind the Family Justice Center Movement, first proposing the concept of the Family Justice Center model in 1989. Casey founded Camp HOPE America in 2003. He is a national expert on domestic violence dynamics, including investigation and prosecution, the handling of non-fatal strangulation cases, and is one of the leading thinkers in the country on the science of hope. Prior to this position, Casey was the elected San Diego City Attorney.