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Advanced Course Strangulation Training Institute
Event // Thursday, Oct 20th

Learn tools about strangulation homicide cases like Gabby Petito’s.

CASA Pinellas, in partnership with Alliance for Hope International’s Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, is hosting a 2-day advanced course on non-fatal strangulation prevention.

Location: Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st St S, Gulfport, FL 33707

Days/Times: October 20th 9AM-4PM and October 21st 9AM-3PM

*Lunch & Refreshment Served*

Strangulation ​has ​been ​identified ​as ​one ​of ​the ​most ​lethal ​forms ​of ​domestic ​violence ​and ​sexual ​assault. A victim who is strangled just one time is 80% more likely to be murdered later by that same abuser.

This training will be provided by leading experts in America: Casey Gwinn, J.D., former elected City Attorney of San Diego & official trainer of the Florida Supreme Court and Gael Strack, J.D., Alliance for Hope CEO & national strangulation expert.

This course will aid in the identification, investigation, and documentation of strangulation in intimate partner violence cases. It will cover the following:

  • Use of experts in court
  • Tools and resources for advocates
  • Understanding the lethality of strangulation
  • Resources and handouts developed by the Institute
  • Legal aspects of strangulation cases with surviving victims
  • Identifying the signs and symptoms of strangulation cases
  • Findings from a study of 300 misdemeanor strangulation cases
  • Anatomy and medical aspects in surviving and non-surviving victims
  • Investigating and documenting a domestic violence and sexual assault strangulation case for prosecution

Florida Bar CLEs offered for this training upon completion:

  • General, 11.0
  • Criminal Appellate Law, 11.0
  • Criminal Trial Law, 11.0

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October 20, 2022 @ 9:00 am
October 21, 2022 @ 4:00 pm


Stetson University College of Law
1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707 United States
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CASA's events offer equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the ADA. If you require special accommodations please contact us at 727-895-4912 or TTY: 727-828-1269 at least 5 business days in advance.

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