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Reforming Sexual Assault Response in New Orleans - Archival
Archival - Presenters discussed the importance of law enforcement leadership and multi-disciplinary partnerships in creating a positive response to sexual assault. This webinar highlighted how New Orleans reformed their response to sexual assault.
Reforming Sexual Assault Response in New Orleans - Archival

This webinar included presenters from the International Association of Chiefs of Police and representatives from the City of New Orleans/New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) SAKI site. In this webinar, representatives from the New Orleans SAKI site discussed a 2014 audit conducted by the New Orleans Office of the Inspector General (OIG) that found problems with NOPD’s documenting and reporting of rapes. Commander Doug Eckert discussed how leadership within the NOPD changed policies and procedures to create a better response to sexual assault leading to a 2016 OIG report praising the transformation of the Sex Crimes Unit. This webinar also explored the need for other community stakeholders and multi-disciplinary partnerships when addressing untested SAKs and creating a victim-centered approach to sexual assault cases.


Multiple SAKI TTA Presenters
This webinar was presented by Professor Pamela Jenkins of the University of New Orleans, Commander Doug Eckert from the Criminal Investigations Divisions of the New Orleans Police Department, the Chief of Staff and Vice President of Tulane, Tania Tetlow, and Aviva Kurash of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. 

This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-AK-BX-K021 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.