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. These practices are delivered to 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.
Specific goals are in place to create an awareness of resources and ensure that existing research, information, knowledge and best practices are available and accessible to all who contribute to the nation’s response to sexual assault.
• Introduction to Touch DNA Evidence for Sexual Assault Groping Cases Video Series
• The Multidisciplinary Sexual Assault Glossary
• Federal Meeting
• Practitioner Meeting
• Looking Ahead: The National Sexual Assault Policy Symposium
• Policy Forum
• Final Report
• How Research and Technology Are Expanding Sexual Assault Kit Testing