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National Protocol Second Edition 2013: Impacts on Policy and Practice

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)

SAFEta Webinar: National Protocol Second Edition 2013: Impact on Policy and Practice

Join with us for this special webinar event on the 2013 National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations of Adults and Adolescents Second Edition


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National Protocol Update 2013: Impact on Policy and Practice

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When: May 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., Eastern

On April 24, 2013, the US Attorney General announced that updates had been finalized to the US Department of Justice's National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations of Adults and Adolescents.  Since the release of the 2004 National Protocol, there have been significant changes in the "state of the art" for medical forensic examinations.  The revised edition of the protocol has the same emphasis and values as the original, but has been updated to reflect current technology and practice.  It has also been updated to include additional information reflecting changes from the Violence Against Women Act of 2005.

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Marnie Rothschild Shiels, Esq., is presently employed as an attorney in the Office on Violence Against Women of the U.S. Department of Justice.  In 2012, she received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for her work on the Prison Rape Elimination Act Working Group.  From September, 2011, to September, 2012, she was on a detail to the Office for Victims of Crime where she worked on issues relating to sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking, including the development of a solicitation for the creation of a national telemedicine center for sexual assault medical forensic examinations.  In 2005, she received The Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contribution by a New Employee for her work on the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations.  Previously, Ms. Shiels was employed as a legal analyst at the National Center for Victims of Crime, tracking federal and state statutes and cases relating to crime victims and writing articles on legal issues related to sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.  Prior to that, Ms. Shiels worked as the Education and Outreach Coordinator at Sojourn Services for Battered Women and Their Children, running support groups for domestic violence victims and giving educational presentations to a wide variety of audiences, including middle school and high school students, church groups, law enforcement officers, attorneys, and others.  At that time she was also the southern co-chair for the California Alliance Against Domestic Violence’s Policy Committee.

Kim Day, RN, FNE A/P, SANE-A, SANE-P, the SAFE technical assistance coordinator for the International Association of Forensic Nurses, disseminates the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, maintains the web site- which is a practice based resource about the National Protocol- and provides technical assistance to those who work with sexual assault victims.  Kim regularly presents nationally on a variety of forensic examination-related topics, including the National Protocol and Training Standards, the medical forensic examination and community sexual assault development.  Kim's work on a national level includes work on the DOJ National PREA commission's evidence collection group, the US Attorney General's Violence Against Women Federal and Tribal Prosecution Task Force, the Southwest Center for Law and Policy's SAFESTAR project, OVC's Vision 21 Project, OVW's Eliminating the Rape Kit Backlog: A Roundtable to Explore a Victim-Centered Approach, and the NIJ-OVW's Sexual Violence Research Roundtable, focusing on the criminal justice response.  Kim was a contributing author for the most recent edition of the Atlas of Sexual Violence; and co-authored Clinical Management of Children and Adolescents Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence: Technical Considerations for PEPFAR Programs with Jennifer Pierce-Weeks.  Kim has reviewed statewide protocols for sexual assault response and participated in projects for developing customized protocols for prisons, jails, community corrections and tribal communities.  



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