This workshop will be rescheduled. We will update link as soon as a new date is set. Thank you!
Strangulation is considered an important lethality factor when assessing a victim’s safety. This multidisciplinary workshop will focus on awareness, advocacy, investigation, and prosecution of domestic violence strangulation cases. With trainers representing the State of Connecticut State’s Attorney’s Office, police and victim advocacy, this workshop will include information on the lethality of domestic violence strangulation, the prevalence and impact/consequences of strangulation, how to identify and document instances of strangulation, how to conduct investigations, strategies and challenges of prosecuting strangulation cases, and best practice approaches in supporting trauma survivors and the role of victim advocates in the court system and community.
About the Instructors
Kevin Dunn, Senior Assistant State’s Attorney, State of Connecticut. Attorney Dunn has over 25 years of experience as a Senior Assistant State’s Attorney with the State of Connecticut, Division of Criminal Justice. In 1996, Attorney Dunn was the first prosecutor in the state to be assigned to Bridgeport’s developing domestic violence docket. Currently, Attorney Dunn is the senior prosecutor to Bridgeport’s nationally recognized Bridgeport’s Domestic Violence Docket and provides statewide and national technical assistance on best practice approaches to prosecuting domestic violence cases including cases involving strangulation.
Kerry Dalling, Detective Fairfield Police Department. Detective Dalling has been employed with the Fairfield Police Department since 1997. Det. Dalling has over 13 years of experience investigating domestic and sexual violence incidents and is a certified instructor for POST and teaches throughout the state to new officers and veteran officers.
Kayte Cwikla-Masas, Director of Advocacy & MDT Services, The Center for Family Justice. Kayte has over 10 years of experience in victim advocacy and is currently Director of our Multidisciplinary Investigative Team (MDT) which coordinates the forensic interviews of children who have disclosed child sexual abuse and/or severe physical abuse. In addition, Kayte also provides leadership and support to The Center’s Advocacy Services department.
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)
- Lethality & Stangulation Workshop
June 22, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm