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Educational Opportunities

SAFEta offers free education that present information on a wide variety of topics including case review, specialized care for victims, and evidence collection for a wide variety of audiences. 

Onsite Training- NEW Training for 2014!

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners' Expert Witness Training- August 5-7, 2014 in Columbia, SC- has closed.

The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Indian Country Training Initiative, in partnership with the International Association of Forensic Nurses, is pleased to announce the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners' Expert Witness Training. The seminar will be held August 5-7, 2014, at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Travel and lodging accommodations will be provided by the Office of Legal Education.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are specialists in one of the most well-known fields within the field of forensic nursing. Many prosecutors are comfortable using forensic nurses to testify to the facts of a case. However, forensic nurses are often overlooked as accessible expert witnesses. Prosecutors can use forensic nursing expert testimony to educate the jury on the characteristics of battered individuals (to include minimizing and recanting, mechanisms of injury and wounds) and to inform the jury why there may be an absence of injury. Forensic nurses can also assist prosecutors by reviewing medical records prior to trial and identifying relevant portions of the documentation.

This training is designed for SANEs interested in providing expert testimony. This class is also designed for prosecutors assigned to sexual assault and domestic violence cases who want to
learn more about the effective use of a SANE as an expert witness in their cases. Priority admission will go to those medical providers working on cases arising in Indian Country.
This class has a mock trial component and prosecutors and a SANE(s) who work cases together are encouraged to register as a team.

You can access the nomination form and more information HERE

Webinar Series

Medical and Forensic Considerations in Caring for Transgender Sexual Assault Survivors with FORGE.  This webinar is now archived on line!  Access here

Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams and VAWA 2005: Payment Practices, Successes and Directions for the Future  
will be available in the on Line education center soon!

Touch DNA
October 8, 2014
2-3:30pm Eastern Time

Recorded Online Education

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