Structuring Best Practices– Practitioner Stakeholder Meeting
At the request of the National Institute of Justice, the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) leads a comprehensive federal effort to organize and transfer knowledge and best practices of sexual assault nurse examiners, sexual assault forensic examiners, and collaborative sexual assault response teams (SANE/SAFE/SART). This FTCoE effort focuses on systemic challenges that impede the investigation of criminal sexual assaults in the United States, with goals that include creating an awareness of resources and ensuring that existing research, information, knowledge, and best practices are available and accessible to SANE/SAFE/SART and other practitioners who contribute to the nation’s response to sexual assault. On July 14, 2014, the FTCoE convened a practitioner stakeholder meeting entitled, “Organizing and Transferring SANE/SAFE/SART Knowledge and Best Practices” at RTI International located in Research Triangle Park, NC. This meeting brought together sexual assault response researchers, practitioners and stakeholders from across the nation to develop a landscape analysis of the best practices in sexual assault response and training curricula. The primary objectives of these discussions were to create awareness of the availability of proven best practices, to identify areas which lack a best practice in order to initiate the development of a best practice to further establish a system of outreach, dissemination, education and knowledge transfer of best practices for the response to sexual assaults. Agenda: Evidence Collection –Conduction the Sexual Assault Exam Evidence Analysis –Innovating DNA Analysis Technologies Evidence Management –Eliminating Untested Evidence and Improved Efficiency Victim-Centric Care –the Role of Neurobiology and the Growing Practice of Telehealth This event was archived in its entirety at the time of its live delivery in order to capture the one on one interaction between the attendees and the presenters.