Kelsey McKay trains and consults nationally for communities to implement protocol in various fields including intimate partner violence, child abuse, sexual assault, the use of expert witnesses, translating trauma and other complex topics. She was a prosecutor in Travis County, Texas for twelve years. For six years she exclusively prosecuted strangulation related crimes ranging from assault, sexual assault to capital murder. She has developed and implemented protocol for strangulation and domestic violence response and treatment. To that end she has strengthened how communities collaborate, investigate, treat and prosecute strangulation and intimate partner cases. She works to develop medical and non-medical experts in the community to testify to a jury regarding the evidence in strangulation, trauma related crime and family violence cases. She works with law enforcement to develop protocol and implement the use of a Strangulation Supplement into the field transforming the role of first responders to be more investigative by carrying her knowledge and needs as a prosecutor into the field on every case.


o   Strangulation including, intimate partner, stranger, child abuse, sexual assault, abuse against the elderly or disabled.

o   Understanding & Translating Trauma

o   Linking the Chain of Justice: A Multi-Disciplinary Teach Approach

o   Jury Selection in Domestic Violence Cases

o   The Strategic Use of Expert Witnesses

o   Intersection Between Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence

o   Evidence-Based Prosecution

o   First Responders As Investigators

o   When Victims Use Violence

o   Turning Doubts into Convictions

o   Victim Behavior

o Implementation of Protocol: A Community Based Approach


o   Criminal Justice System (first responders, dispatchers, prosecutors, law enforcement, judges, probation officers, parole board, defense attorneys, etc.)

o   Family Court System (Guardian At Litem, Family Court Judges, CPS, etc.)

o   Domestic violence and sexual assault advocates and service providers

o   Health care system (doctors, nurses, therapists and substance abuse counselors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, ER staff, OBGYN’s)

o   Human services (child welfare workers, social workers, adult protective services)

o   Corporations (security, human resources and employee assistance)

o   Colleges and universities (Title IX investigators, campus law enforcement)