Indian Country Strangulation and Suffocation Seminar

Date: Jan 29, 2013 - Feb 1, 2013

Where: Columbia, SC

About the Event:

The National Indian Country Training initiative is pleased to announce that it is co-sponsoring with the National Strangulation Training Institute an Indian Country Strangulation and Suffocation Seminar.  The seminar will be held January 29-February 1, 2013, at the National Advocacy Center (NAC).  Lodging accommodations will be provided by the NAC.

Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence and sexual assault. This four-day course is designed for experienced federal and tribal multi-disciplinary professionals (prosecutors, law enforcement officers, advocates, medical professionals) who work domestic violence and sexual assault cases in Indian Country.  This course will provide an in-depth examination of the mechanics of strangulation and suffocation from a medical, legal and law enforcement perspective. The seminar is intended for personnel who serve as either trainers or expert witnesses in their jurisdiction.  Those selected to attend the class will receive 
instruction on effective training techniques, how to develop a training curriculum, an overview of courtroom procedures, and instruction on how to use expert witnesses in court.  This is a skills based course.  Participants will be required to prepare and present training on strangulation and suffocation during the class.  In addition, there will be courtroom exercises focused on the introduction and use of expert witness testimony in a strangulation and/or suffocation case.

National Indian Country Training Coordinator/Assistant Director:
Leslie A. Hagen, (803) 705-5061, E-Mail:
Program Manager:
Terry Fox, (803) 705-5148, E-Mail: