Webinar: Best Practices – Sexual Assault Investigations Policy Forum [Archival]

Webinar: Best Practices – Sexual Assault Investigations Policy Forum [Archival]


This forum focused on emerging techniques and developments associated with evidence collection training, evidence analysis utilizing Y-STR capabilities and victim-centric care approaches (e.g., understanding the neurobiology of the victim in sexual assault). Presentations in this forum discussed development of best practices for resolving issues related to sexual assault and showcase emerging technologies associated with the collection and analysis of sexual assault evidence. The forum presenters included researchers, practitioners and stakeholders who are thoroughly involved in the development and implementation of policies that address these topics.


  • Jeri Ropero-Miller
  • Jack Ballantyne
  • Patricia Melton
  • Gerry LaPorte
  • Eileen Allen
  • Kristina Rose
  • Patricia Speck
  • Lieutenant Shamara Garner

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence webinar has been provided by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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