This training will describe non fatal strangulation and the lasting impact it can have on survivors.
Sandy is a Registered Nurse with an extensive background in advocacy for victims of sexual violence including leadership roles, involvement in state legislature, education, and direct service. She graduated from Mount Carmel College of Nursing with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1997 and obtained a Master of Science in Forensic Nursing from Cleveland State University in 2015. Sandy also served as a law enforcement officer in North Carolina for four years, graduating at the top of her police academy class. She chaired the Wayne County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) from 2015 until 2019 and currently chairs the Summit County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). Sandy presents on topics related to sexual violence throughout the State of Ohio and is a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses. She has testified in front of the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee twice as a proponent for legislation that would make strangulation and suffocation an automatic felony, and continues to advocate for this legislation today.
If you have questions about this training or registration please email Megan Vermillion at MeganV@scmcbws.org