Sexual Assault Testimony

SANE Expert Witness Training Course

First off, sorry for being absent this week. It’s an involved week, and you know how it is sometimes. Secondly, I know that normally I only post online events, but this is our (almost always) annual testimony course at the National Advocacy Center, and it’s one of the most fun courses I get to teach, so if you’ve got the space on your calendar, and you’re eligible, you should think about joining us this year–it is free. We have a great time, it’s a fantastic networking opportunity, and very hands on. Details:

The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Indian Country Training Initiative, in partnership with the International Association of Forensic Nurses and the SAFEta Project, are pleased to announce the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners’ Expert Witness Training.  The seminar will be held July 9-11, 2019, at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina.  Travel and lodging accommodations will be provided by the Office of Legal Education. There is no tuition charged for this class.

This training is designed for SANEs who are going to be providing court testimony and for prosecutors assigned to sexual assault and domestic violence cases who want to learn more about the effective use of the SANE as an expert witness in their cases.  Priority admission will go to those medical providers working on cases arising in Indian Country

This class has a mock trial component, and prosecutors and SANE(s) who work cases together are encouraged to register as a team. Training Officers/SACs/SSRAs are invited to nominate individuals from their division or department who would benefit from this training opportunity. 

If interested in attending the class you will be required to fill out a Preregistration survey. The preregistration survey will be forthcoming, please check back for further instructions. The point of contact for the training is Leslie Hagen, who can be reached via email at or Kim Day here.

More information here.


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2 replies on “SANE Expert Witness Training Course”

You said that travel and lodging accommodations will be provided by the Office of Legal Education and there is no tuition for this class? So am I understanding that the only expenses for the selected persons will be for food?

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