LANCASTER – In an effort to raise community awareness, Antelope Valley Hospital’s Forensic Services Unit will be hosting a seminar on non-fatal strangulation this Thursday, Feb. 18.
Titled “Non-Fatal Strangulation: What Our Community Should Know,” the seminar will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. at the hospital’s Community Resource Center Auditorium, located at 44151 15th Street West (north side entrance) in Lancaster.
The free lecture is open to healthcare professionals and members of the community.
Speakers will include Detective Alex Smith of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Lancaster Station; Mary Reina, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, director, AVH Forensic Services Unit; and Deputy District Attorney Lyle Riggs.
The event aims to:
- Explain the significance of non-fatal strangulation from a medical and legal stand
- Raise community awareness about what can be done to prevent domestic violence
- Provides assistance to victims in the investigation process; and
- Assists individuals and families who are at risk for domestic violence.