|Event Name||Pediatric Strangulation MDT Training & Task Force Meeting|
|Start||01/11/2018 08:00 AM|
|End||01/12/2018 13:00 PM|
|Registration Deadline||01/01/2018 00:00 AM|
|Location||The Children’s Assessment Center
Houston, Texas 77005
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|Max Class Size||40|
|Description||The Pediatric Strangulation MDT Training is providing this free opportunity to train investigators and other multidisciplinary team (MDT) members about pediatric strangulation to better recognize the signs and symptoms of strangulation, provide informed evaluations and medical care for victims, connect victims with crucial services and resources, collect information about strangulation incidents, and overall better serve children across Texas affected by this type of crime.
Students attending and successfully completing this joint training will receive 8 hours of TCOLE credit (TCOLE Course # 2035).
Instructor: Kelsey McKay
Day 1: 8-hour Training
Day 2: 4-hour Task Force Meeting
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Parking: Park in the CAC Garage at no charge, and enter on Bolsover St.
NAME: Kelsey McKay
AREA(S) OF SPECIALIZATION: Sexual Assault,Family Violence, and Child Abuse Investigations and Prosecutions; Strangulation Investigations and Prosecutions
Kelsey McKay from The University of Texas School of Law in 2004 and has been a prosecutor in Travis County, Texas for eleven years. Over the last five years she has exclusively prosecuted strangulation related crimes. She staffs cases for law enforcement, presents cases to the Grand Jury,and participates in plea negotiations and trials. She also provides training for agencies and coordinates with law enforcement to assist in their investigation of strangulation cases. Kelsey has prosecuted a variety of cases involving strangulation from assault, sexual assault and capital murder. She has worked over the last few years to strengthen how her community investigates, treats and prosecutes both strangulation and intimate partner cases to better medical and criminal response. She has worked to develop experts in the community to testify to a jury regarding the evidence in strangulation and family violence cases. She has worked to change how her community responds to domestic violence by implementing an evidence-based approach in place of a victim dependent system. To this end, she worked with law enforcement to create an Assault Victim Statement and a Strangulation Supplement that has transformed the role of first responders in the investigative role by carrying her knowledge into the field on every case. As a result, strangulation cases filed with the DA’s office have more than doubled over the last four years and quality of investigations has been enriched. Her focus on training first responders, both law enforcement and medical, has assured that a more evidence-based investigation and increased the chances for a successful prosecution. She trains nationally on how to implement a similar structure in communities around the county.