May 10 or June 7

OVERVIEW: This training series was developed to ensure that law enforcement officers and allied professionals are informed of current trends and best practices to utilize when providing service to victims of domestic violence. Register to attend 1, 2, or 3 days of training based on your professional development needs. Law enforcement officers receive priority seating for any session when registered by March 10. 
TRAINING DESCRIPTION:  
ANIMAL CRUELTY & DV  (3.75 hrs DCJS credit)
Presented by: Michelle Welch, Senior Assistant Attorney General, OAG
Research has shown that “Batterers who also abuse their pets are both more controlling and use more dangerous forms of violence [sexual violence, marital rape, emotional violence and stalking] than batterers who do not.” Simmons & Lehmann (2007), Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Vol. 22, No. 9  
This training will explore the link between animal cruelty and domestic violence, ensure that participants can identify signs of abuse/neglect to perform appropriate interventions, and make recommendations to support victim services and achieve successful prosecution of cases.
STRANGULATION  (3.75 hrs DCJS credit)
Presented by: Ashley Howdyshell, Forensic Nurse Examiner, St. Mary’s Hospital FNE Program
Strangulation is one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence – in some cases, death occurs within minutes. Victims may survive initially but die days or weeks later, due to severe internal damage. Others may suffer long-term psychological effects, eventually resulting in suicide. Strangulation is known to be one of the best predictors of subsequent homicidal acts and it is essential that non-fatal assaults are accurately investigated and prosecuted to save lives.  
Attend this training to learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of near-fatal strangulation cases; understand and recognize the medical aspects of surviving and non-surviving victims; discuss best practices and obtain tools to assist with the investigation and documentation of cases for effective prosecution. This training series was developed to ensure that law enforcement officers and allied professionals are informed of current trends and best practices to utilize when  providing service to victims of domestic violence.
WHEN/WHERE:
May 10 or June 7 - Choose the date that works for you.
7:45 am-4:15 pm
New Kent Sheriff's Training Room

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