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Best Practices: Sexual Assault Investigations-Policy Forum
120 Minutes
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. 

This forum was recorded in its entirety at the time of the LIVE event in order to capture the attendees one-on-one interaction with the presenters.


Forum Panel
Jeri Ropero-Miller, 
Jack Ballantyne,
Patricia Melton, 
Gerry LaPorte, 
Eileen Allen, 
Kristina Rose, 
Patricia Speck, and
Lieutenant Shamara Garner

This event is funded through a Cooperative Agreement (2011-DN-BX-K564) from the National Institute

of Justice (NIJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ). The views,

policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and contributors and do not necessarily reflect

those of the NIJ, OJP, or USDOJ.