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Past On-Site Trainings


Missed a DNA Training? Don't worry--we have materials for you! Scroll through the descriptions below for:

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Untested Sexual Assault Kit Training: Investigation, Prosecution, and Victim Response

March 18, 2014 8:30 AM - March 18, 2014 5:30 PM

  • Location: Richfield, OH
  • Address: 4055 Highlander Pkwy.
  • Contact: Sam Webster
  • Email: swebster@ncvc.org
  • Phone: 202-467-8751
The National Center for Victims of Crime, with support from the Office on Violence Against Women, is pleased to announce a new and exciting FREE training opportunity on how to effectively follow-up and investigate cold case sexual assault CODIS hits. Attendees will be presented with information and resources to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities needed in resolving these CODIS hits, while ensuring a victim-sensitive and victim-centered response. The training, “Untested SAK Training: Investigation, Prosecution, and Victim Response,” will be held in Richfield, OH, just outside of Akron on March 18, 2013. 

Who should attend:
 
Detectives, supervisors, prosecutors, advocates, and other professionals involved in working cold case CODIS hits. 

Topics Covered:

Working in a multi-disciplinary team approach. Case review and prioritization. Cold case investigative strategies and follow up approaches. The brain and trauma: the impact on victim participation in the justice process. Understanding victimization in cold cases. Creating a victim-informed and victim-centered response. Prosecuting cold cases. 

Please note that priority will be given to those professionals actively working on reactivated sexual assault kit cases. 

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Some of the resources in the DNA Resource Center were developed with funding under cooperative agreements 2009-SZ-B9-K010, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice and 2011-TA-AX-K048, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed herein are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. 

Some of the resources in the DNA Resource Center were also developed with funding from our partner, Life Technologies.