Non-lethal strangulation is one of the most significant red flags to homicide and premature death from strokes and other health issues. Through our work, a specific criminal offence of non-lethal strangulation has now been established in Queensland.
To further our aim of raising awareness to the dangerous nature of non-lethal strangulation, provide expert training and forge partnerships of research and education, the Red Rose Foundation has brought expert trainers to Queensland in 2016 and again in 2017 for highly specialist training. Over 600 professionals from around Australia have now received specialist non-lethal strangulation intervention and prevention training. Also, established the Bianca Faith Girven National Institute for Strangulation Prevention.
Our aim is to see the introduction of specific non-lethal strangulation legislation introduced into every State and Territory on Australia. This needs to be accompanied by specialist training across police, justice, health, probation, domestic violence and sexual assault services and sectors.