Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Research Forum: Participants and Agenda

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Participants

This report reflects the opinions, experiences, and expertise of forum participants. OVC and NIJ are grateful for their input. Participants included (**indicates a participant who also was a forum planning group member and * indicates a participant who was a meeting presenter) —

  • Mitra Ahadpour, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Carolyn Aoyama, Office of Public Health Support, Indian Health Services
  • Bethany Backes, National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice **
  • Virginia Baran, Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Cameron Crandall, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico
  • Theodore Cross, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Kim Day, International Association of Forensic Nurses*
  • Cecilia Doyle, Illinois State Police Forensic Science Center at Chicago*
  • Ivette Estrada, Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Joye Frost, Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice*
  • Norm Gahn, Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office*
  • William Green, California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center
  • Leslie Hagen, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Bea Hanson, Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice*
  • John Klofas, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • John Laub, National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice*
  • Helena Lazaro, Consultant, Los Angeles
  • Marc LeBeau, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Linda Ledray, Sexual Assault Resource Service*
  • Debra Lopez-Bonasso, West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services
  • James Markey, Investigative Lead, LLC
  • Lisa Newmark, George Mason University
  • Debra Patterson, Wayne State University
  • Heidi Resnick, National Crime Victims Center
  • Michael Rizzo, National Law Enforcement Leadership Initiative on Violence Against Women, International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Kristina Rose, National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice **
  • Marilyn Sawyer Sommers, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing
  • Michael Sheppo, National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Marnie Shiels, Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice**
  • Patricia Speck, Health Science Center College of Nursing*
  • Kelly Walsh, The Urban Institute
  • Michael Weaver, Saint Luke’s Hospital*
  • Debra Whitcomb, Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice**
  • Caroline Zervos, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Janine Zweig, The Urban Institute*

OVC and NIJ also thank the following individuals for their involvement in forum planning/implementation:

  • Jean Strohl, Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
  • Jennifer Markowitz, AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women
  • Patricia Speck: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Fernanda Webster, Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center

Appreciation goes to Kristin Littel for assisting with meeting planning, facilitating the forum, and authoring this report.

Agenda for the Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Research Forum

March 28-29, 2012
Washington, DC

Day 1

8:00 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks

  • Joye Frost, Acting Director, Office for Victims of Crime
  • John Laub, Director, National Institute of Justice

9:00 a.m. Meeting Overview

9:10 a.m. Participant Introductions

9:30 a.m. Presentation and Dialogue on Research Questions: Evidence Gathered

  • Impact of specific types of evidence gathered during the examination—on the victim, case investigation, and the likelihood of prosecution and conviction

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Presentation and Dialogue on Research Questions: Evidence Gathered (continued)

12:15 p.m. Lunch on Your Own

1:15 p.m. Presentation and Dialogue on Research Questions: Exam Technology

  • Effect of application of specific technology used to collect evidence during the examination on case investigation and prosecution, and effect on level of victim discomfort/side effects

3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. Presentation and Dialogue on Research Questions: Standardizing the Kit

  • Effects/feasibility of standardizing evidence collection kits at national, state, and tribal levels

4:30 p.m. Closing Comments/Feedback

4:45 p.m. Adjourn for Day 1

Day 2

8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks

  • Bea Hanson, Office on Violence Against Women

8:40 Comments on Day 1

8:50 a.m. Presentation and Dialogue on Research Questions: DNA Technology

  • Effects of evolving DNA technology relevant to collection, preservation, and storage of forensic evidence prior to testing of such evidence

10:30 a.m. Break

10: 45 a.m. Presentation and Dialogue on Research Questions: Telehealth

  • Use of telemedicine in examination process in rural, remote, and poor communities

11:45 a.m. Pick up Lunch on Your Own and Return for Working Lunch

12:15 p.m. Presentation and Dialogue on Research Questions: Telehealth (continued)

1:15 p.m. Identification of Additional Pressing Research Issues

1:30 p.m. Next Steps

1:45 p.m. Adjourn for Day 2

Date Created: September 13, 2012