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Sexual Violence and Evidence Collection

Event Dates
All times are Eastern Time unless noted otherwise.
Location
Online

Law Enforcement officers play an important role in preserving the chain of evidence in sexual assault cases. Successful preservation requires that the officer works closely with Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (SAFE).

This online event examined how law enforcement can work with SAFE's in order to collect sufficient evidence and provide quality care to the victim.  The panel discussed the importance of DNA collection and non-contamination, legal considerations, and the VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) requirement for states to provide free forensic exams to sexual assault victims who choose not to report the assault to law enforcement.

Event Type
Webinar
Event Option(s)
Online, On demand
Contact
Harvard Government Innovators Network
Presenter(s)
Joanne Archambault
Affiliation
End Violence Against Women International
Jennifer Pierce-Weeks
Affiliation
International Association of Forensic Nurses
Roger Canaff
Affiliation
Sex Offender Management Unit, New York State Attorney General's Office
Registration Status
Not Required
Eligibility
Free and open to all
Date Created: January 1, 2014