Utilizing a Community High-Risk Team and Lethality Assessment to Address Intimate Partner Violence – HAYS- September 2023

Utilizing a Community High-Risk Team and Lethality Assessment to Address Intimate Partner Violence – Hays, KS

Audience: This training is a learning opportunity for a multidisciplinary audience; corrections, judges, mental health, law enforcement, prosecutors, victim advocates (system and community-based),  and other professionals who work with victims of domestic violence.


Domestic violence continues to threaten Kansas communities’ health and safety. To address these serious concerns, a toolkit was developed on Utilizing a Community High-Risk Team and Lethality Assessment to Address Intimate Partner Violence. This training will provide an overview of the toolkit designed to guide community partners through developing and implementing high-risk teams utilizing lethality assessment protocols to enhance the criminal justice response to high-risk offenders and increase support and safety for victims of intimate partner violence.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits and components of the high-risk team framework.
  • Understand the implementation process for a High-Risk Team and a Lethality Assessment.
  • Understand the importance of informed consent.
  • Identify technical assistance resources available for implementation.

Date & Time

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Two Sessions are offered with the same content.  
Morning Session 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. 
Afternoon Session 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. 


Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC Hays Regional Site
2101 East 13th Street 
Hays, KS 67601


Sgt. Brandon Deck 
Patrol Sergeant
Newton Police Department

Brandon Deck is a nine-year law enforcement veteran at the Newton Police Department. He currently works as a patrol sergeant, but previously served as a detective and patrol officer. As a detective, he worked under a Violence Against Women Act grant through the Office on Violence Against Women targeting domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault crimes. In 2020, he developed a strangulation supplement and associated curriculum created to advance strangulation investigations and response techniques. Sergeant Deck worked collectively with area advocates, prosecutors, and law enforcement to teach and implement best practices in domestic violence investigations, evidence-based prosecution, and collaborative accountability for offenders. Since 2021, he has served as the chair for Advisory Council on Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Subcommittee.

Angie Swart 
Criminal Justice Projects Manager
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

Angie Swart is the Criminal Justice Projects Manager at Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV). Before joining KCSDV in 2021, she worked for 18 years at a domestic violence shelter in Arizona, where she worked as a strategic leader implementing best practices to optimize growth and support enduring change. In 2018 she took the lead with all the logistics required to become the nation’s first Certified Trauma Informed domestic violence organization. At KCSDV, she works to prevent and eliminate sexual and domestic violence through a statewide network of programs that provide support and safety for all victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking. Her current role is focused on reducing domestic violence homicides in Kansas.


Fee: No cost

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Please register early. Space will be limited! 

How To Register:
You must first create an account and login, then select the number of users you want to register and click “Register Now.”

If you need assistance registering, contact KCSDV Training Team, trainingteam@kcsdv.org 

We are committed to creating environments where we see our own and each other’s full humanity and everyone has the ability to thrive and fulfill their full potential in learning environments. Every effort will be made to ensure equitable access at this event.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please select your needs on the online registration form or contact trainingteam@kcsdv.org. Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the event.


Angie Swart
Criminal Justice Projects Manager
aswart@kcsdv.org or 785-232-9784

Sponsored by:

This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-WE-AX-0004 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice to the Kansas Office of the Governor. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women or the Kansas Office of the Governor.

Training Hours:
Morning Session, 1.5 Hours.
Afternoon Session, 1.5 Hours.

2 CNEs Pending approval – A certificate of completion for 2 hours of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits will be awarded to each participant upon the completion of this training.

KCSDV is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering has been approved for contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, or LPN re-licensure.

Kansas State Board of Nursing Provider Number: LT0291-0914

  •  September 20, 2023
     9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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