Sexual Assault

National Sexual Assault Policy Symposium

I’ll be on one of the panels next week at the 2016 National Sexual Assault Symposium in DC. They have just opened up registration for people who want to live stream the full event–it’ll take place 8 & 9 September from 8am-5pm ET each day. You can also follow along on Twitter using #NSAPS2016. Click through for info about the symposium:

From the registration:

The National Institute of Justice, the research and development arm of the U.S. Department of Justice, through its Forensic Technology Center of Excellence is hosting Looking Ahead: The National Sexual Assault Policy Symposium on September 8-9, 2016, in Washington, DC. The symposium focuses on how the nation is moving forward and finding solutions to the complex issues that arise in sexual assault cases and in testing sexual assault evidence.

This unprecedented event, featuring an array of stakeholders including medical staff, law enforcement, crime laboratories, victims’ advocates, and prosecution, will highlight current accomplishments and share valuable experiences from jurisdictions throughout the country. The goal is to support our nation’s policymakers and practitioners as they drive future efforts to solve sexual assault cases, provide justice to victims, and ultimately improve public health and public safety. Along with a forthcoming list of highly distinguished speakers, the key panel topics will include:

Immediate Aftermath of Sexual Assault: Understanding and Responding to Trauma

Victim-Centered Approaches to Sexual Assault First Response

Investigating Sexual Assault: Lessons Learned and Promising Practices

What is Probative? Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases

In the Lab: Testing Sexual Assault Evidence

Building an Efficient Laboratory: Using Technology and Innovative Processes

Funding and Resources to Process Sexual Assault Cases

Legislative Reform: Addressing Sexual Assault Across the Nation

A Multidisciplinary Collaboration to Improve Sexual Assault Response and Create Positive Change