Strangulation Summit

Start Time/Date: 8:00 AM Wednesday, March 7, 2018
End Time/Date: 5:00 PM Wednesday, March 7, 2018
ADDRESS: South Grand Tower
333 Grand Avenue
CITY: Lansing, MI 48909

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MARCH 7, 2018

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM



The Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan’s Violence Against Women Project, the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, and the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board, are conducting the first-ever Statewide Strangulation Summit on March 7, 2018.
• Morning Session: Presentation of MCOLES’ 4-hour training on Investigating and Prosecuting Non-Fatal Strangulation and Suffocation. Open to all disciplines.
• Afternoon Session: Attendees will prepare and then participate in mock trial work in their respective roles as prosecutors conducting direct examination of medical forensic examiners and of officers as “experts” on strangulation. This will be intensive small group work with constructive feedback. There will also be a separate, unique learning opportunity for advocates. Open to all disciplines.
Participants at the Strangulation Summit will learn:
• The signs and symptoms of strangulation, and its significance as a risk factor for homicide
• How to conduct a forensic examination in strangulation cases
• Practical investigation techniques, including evidence collection
• How to elicit or provide meaningful and effective expert testimony on strangulation
This training will be an incredible opportunity for prosecutors, law enforcement, SANEs and other medical forensic examiner, and advocates to improve their investigative and courtroom skills when it comes to strangulation.