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Domestic Violence Strangulation

Identification, Investigation, Prosecution

Oct. 23, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuition:  $100.00
Carle Forum
611 West Park St.
Urbana, 61801
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This course is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Training Mandates

This course meets state guidelines for the following mandated subject areas:

  • Law Update  (annual)
  • Human Rights  (every 3 yrs.)
  • Psychology of Domestic Violence  (every 5 yrs.)
  • Lead Homicide Recertification  (8 hrs. credit)



The $100 tuition fee includes breakfast, lunch and all materials.  This fee applies to all agencies.  ALL registrations must go through Carle Foundation Hospital using the link below:

Online Registration


Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence and sexual assault: unconsciousness may occur within seconds and death within minutes.  When domestic violence perpetrators choke (strangle) their victims, not only is this felonious assault, but it may be an attempted homicide.  Strangulation is an ultimate form of power and control where the batterer can demonstrate control over the victim’s next breath.  It may have devastating psychological effects or a potentially fatal outcome.

This training is delivered in partnership with Carle Foundation Hospital and the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention out of San Diego, California.


  • Findings from a study of 300 misdemeanor strangulation cases
  • 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 strangulation case for prosecution
  • Legal aspects of strangulation cases with surviving victims
  • Tools and resources for advocates
  • Resources and handouts developed by the Strangulation Training Institute
  • The Use of experts in court


Gael Strack, CEO and Co-Founder
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