Telemedicine Center to Support Sexual Assault Evidence Collection

Date: 

Thursday, March 22, 2012, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Online Webinar

Office for Victims of Crime and the National Institute of Justice

About the Seminar
This informational session – hosted by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), and facilitated by the Government Innovators Network – is designed to help potential applicants learn more about the OVC solicitation, “Sexual Assault Forensic Medical Examination Telemedicine Center: An Innovative Pilot Project.”

The goal of this project is to develop a live 24-hour telemedicine center to help Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) and other forensic medical examiners collect evidence from a victim of sexual assault. The recipient of this $3.5 million award will issue a separate solicitation, in partnership with OVC, to set up the four pilot sites that will use cutting-edge audiovisual technology to walk a health-care provider through a forensic medical examination. Register for this Webinar to learn more about the solicitation and OVC’s and NIJ’s ultimate goal of creating a national center that serves all jurisdictions on a fee-for-service basis.

On the panel:

Kristina Rose – Deputy Director of the National Institute of Justice
Marnie Shiels – Attorney Advisor to the Office for Victims of Crime

For more information, please visit: http://www.innovations.harvard.edu/event/telemedicine-center-support-sexual-assault-evidence-collection

To see the solicitation itself, go to http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/Solicitation.aspx. Applications are due May 8, 2012.

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