The Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) is sponsoring a free, innovative, two-day seminar on the identification and prevention of strangulation on April 19 and 20, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be held at the Palm Beach State College Criminal Justice Institute in the Public Safety Conference Center located at 4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth, FL 33461. The seminar is co-sponsored by the Domestic Violence Council of Palm Beach County and Palm Beach State College. The program consists of training led by experts from the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention. The seminar is in association with the National Family Justice Center Alliance.
This seminar is designed for professionals from various disciples to learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of non-fatal strangulation cases, understand and recognize the anatomy and medical aspects of surviving and non-surviving victims, investigate and document cases for prosecution, improve the conviction rates for both felonies and misdemeanors and enhance victim safety through trauma-informed advocacy services.
The target group of professionals for the training includes law enforcement officers, fire-rescue personnel, 911 dispatch operators, domestic violence advocates, prosecutors, defense attorneys and hospital emergency personnel. A total of 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) will be offered for participation in both days of class.
Addressing this issue with a multi-disciplinary approach will hopefully help organizations and communities develop new forms, policies and protocols in the prevention of strangulation.
Registration is required and closes on April 17, 2017 at 5 p.m. To register, call 561-355-4943, complete a registration form, or send an email to RMurray@pbcgov.org. For more information, visit www.pbcgov.org/criminaljustice.