AUGUST 19-20, 2019: Corsicana & Bryan, TX
In August, Kelsey McKay, founder of Respond Against Violence, trained over 80 law enforcement officers, advocates, prosecutors, and medical professionals in Corsicana and Bryan on the importance of identifying, investigating, and prosecuting strangulation. Women who experience intimate partner violence are at a 68% higher risk of being strangled. Women who have been strangled by an intimate partner are 750% more likely to be killed.
Kelsey discussed non-physical evidence that can be gathered after a strangulation incident; the correlation between strangulation and mass murders, serial killings, and other crimes; and the importance of a developing a Coordinated Community Response (CCR) surrounding this highly lethal, often missed crime to ensure victims receive the medical care and justice they deserve.