Preparing to Try a Cold Case Sexual Assault

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Preparing to Try a Cold Case Sexual Assault

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Preparing to take a cold case sexual assault to trial is a unique endeavor for a prosecutor. Explore the distinct aspects of trying a cold case sexual assault; considerations for case preparation, such as litigating pretrial motions, guarding victim safety and privacy, and working with the media; and the importance of collaborating with your multidisciplinary team.

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Our Mission

Funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative aims to create a coordinated community response that ensures just resolution to sexual assault cases. Through this program, funding is provided to support multidisciplinary community response teams engaged in the comprehensive reform of jurisdictions approaches to sexual assault cases resulting from evidence found in previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits.

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