A Community Response to Sexual Assault and MCOLES Strangulation

Start Time/Date: 8:00 AM Wednesday, November 8, 2017
End Time/Date: 5:00 PM Thursday, November 9, 2017
ADDRESS: Kirtland Community College
10775 N. St. Helen
CITY: Roscommon, MI 48653

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A Community Response to Sexual Assault & Strangulation Training
November 8 and 9, 2017
Kirtland Community College, Administration Building - Roscommon, MI
 
Training Description:
The Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan’s Violence Against Women Project and Sexual Assault Kit Initiative in coordination with the Michigan Coalition on Law Enforcement Standards are pleased to announce a free, two-day training opportunity on issues pertaining to the investigation and prosecution of both current and cold sexual assault cases, as well as the investigation and prosecution of non-fatal strangulation and suffocation.
 
The MCOLES Investigating and Prosecuting Non-Fatal Strangulation & Suffocation training will be held on November 8 and will have two, 4-hour sessions. The PAAM Creating a Coordinated Community Response to Sexual Assault training will be on November 9 and is an all day training. Participants are invited to attend one of the Strangulation sessions as well as the CCCR the following day, though if participants desire to only attend one or the other, that is certainly acceptable.
 
Topics to be covered at the MCOLES Investigating and Prosecuting Non-Fatal Strangulation & Suffocation training:
  • Legal Update
  • Signs and symptoms of Strangulation and Suffocation
  • Practical Investigation Techniques
  • Evidence Collections Methods
  • Medical Forensic Evidence
  • occurrence of delayed death resulting from Strangulation
  • Documenting Strangulation to ensure charging/conviction
  • Testifying to Strangulation/Suffocation in court 
 
Topics to be covered at A Community Response to Sexual Assault: 
  • The Neurobiology of Trauma 
  • Understanding a Sexual Assault Victim's Response to Sexual Assault 
  • SANE Response
  • Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault Kit Laws 
  • Offender-Focused Investigations 
  • Detective Interview 
  • Victim Notification 
  • Micro-Corroboration As An Investigative Tool 
  • Legislative Updates
Who Should Attend?
This training is open to prosecutors, law enforcement, victim advocates, and sexual assault service providers; however, priority seating will be given to prosecutors and law enforcement.