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2016 NSAPS: Panel 1 - Immediate Aftermath of Sexual Assault
The National Institute 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 D.C.
2016 NSAPS: Panel 1 - Immediate Aftermath of Sexual Assault

This panel provided an overview of how a traumatic event like sexual assault greatly affects how a victim processes the trauma and why victims may have varied reactions to an assault. Panelists discussed the neurobiology of trauma as it relates to sexual assault victims, reasons why victims may or may not contact the authorities or have evidence collected, the potential for re-victimization, and the need for comprehensive and trauma-informed responses.

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 webinar was recorded in its entirety at the time of the live event in order to capture the one-on-one interaction with the presenter.


Multiple Sexual Assault Symposium Presenters

Kellie Greene

Panel Members:

Natasha S. Alexenko, Survivor and Founder of Natasha’s Project

Jenifer Markowitz, SA Nurse Examiner and Forensic Nursing Consultant

Rebecca Campbell, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Michigan State University

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.