Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM MDT
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Bureau of Indian Affairs- Building 1 Rm 133 
1001 Indian School Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

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Kim Benally 
Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women 

Non-Fatal Strangulation Training

for Tribal Law Enforcement 

New Mexico is still one of only six remaining states in our country that does not have specific felony laws against strangulation. Despite multiple attempts to pass comprehensive legislation within our state, New Mexico has still failed to make non-fatal strangulation and suffocation a felony.

Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic and sexual violence. Brain injury and death can occur within minutes. It is the ultimate form of power and control yet it is widely misunderstood. Across our communities, we are seeing more and more incidences of strangulation and strangulation-connected medical and physical impacts on victims.

Join us! For this one day introductory training to non-fatal strangulation for tribal law enforcement!

The goals of this training are to

  • Enhance the knowledge and understanding of tribal law enforcement and advocates who work with victims of domestic and sexual violence to recognize and identify the indicators of strangulation.
  • Improve the response to victims who have been strangled.
  • Maximize the capacity and expertise of our tribal law enforcement and advocates to support victims of strangulation in seeking aftercare and support.

To view the draft agenda click here.