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Strangulation in Intimate Partner Relationships- CIRDVC Quarterly Meeting

February 16, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Cape & Islands Regional Domestic Violence Council Quarterly Meeting   

Identifying, Investigating and Prosecuting Cases 

Thursday, February 16, 2023, 1:30 – 3:30pm 

All are welcome!

Strangulation is one of the most lethal forms of violence employed by perpetrators of intimate partner violence, and the overwhelming majority of strangulation incidents – that do not result in death – result in little or no visible injury to the victim.  Lack of visible injury can result in the misidentification of strangulation injury and an inability for medical professionals to provide meaningful intervention and treatment.  In the absence of visible injury, other telltale symptoms may be present, and it is critical for law enforcement officers and other first responders who interface with victims in the aftermath of an assault to be able to identify these symptoms of strangulation as a component of the violence. 

This presentation will address common myths and misconceptions related to strangulation injury and focus on the signs and symptoms of strangulation injury, medical evaluation and documentation, delayed fatalities, and risk factors.  

Presenter: Jonathan H. Kurland is an Attorney Advisor with Aequitas, a program of the National Institution on the Prosecution of Domestic Violence 

Prior to joining AEquitas, Jonathan worked in the District Attorney’s Office of Berks County, Pennsylvania where he started as a line Assistant District Attorney and prosecuted the range of cases typical for a jurisdiction with a combination of urban, suburban, and rural communities. However, over time, Jonathan’s focus increasingly trended to violent crime and cases involving the most vulnerable and exploited of victims. When Jonathan left after sixteen years in the District Attorney’s Office to join AEquitas, he was the Chief Deputy District Attorney and supervised, advised, and still prosecuted matters involving intimate partner violence and homicides, sexual violence, child abuse, and grand jury investigations.   

Thursday, February 16, 2023, 1:30 – 3:30pm 
Cape Cod & Islands Assoc. of Realtors Conference Room
222 Mid-Tech Dr., West Yarmouth 02673

This is an in-person meeting and there is no virtual option. 

All are welcome!      RSVP appreciated but not required. 

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The CIRDVC is comprised of human service and social justice organizations, prosecution, corrections, probation and law enforcement agencies, health care, court personnel, attorneys and concerned individuals that meet quarterly for the purposes of networking and professional development regarding the issues that surround domestic violence. 


February 16, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Cape Cod and Islands Association of Realtors
222 Mid-Tech Drive
West Yarmouth, MA 02673 United States
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