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Looking Ahead: The National Sexual Assault Policy Symposium

September 8, 2016 - September 9, 2016

The National Institute of Justice, the research and development arm of the U.S. Department of Justice, through its Forensic Technology Center of Excellence hosted Looking Ahead: The National Sexual Assault Policy Symposium on September 8-9, 2016, in Washington, DC. The symposium focused 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, which featured an array of stakeholders including medical staff, law enforcement, crime laboratories, victims’ advocates, and prosecution, highlighted current accomplishments and shared valuable experiences from jurisdictions throughout the country. The goal of the event was 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. [Read more and access archived content]



Click here to view the symposium agenda.


Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.


September 8, 2016
September 9, 2016


Washington, D.C.