Webinars

The SAKI TTA program is providing a webinar series to provide guidance on SAK-related issues including inventory, testing, and tracking of SAKs; training to increase effectiveness in addressing the complex issues associated with unsubmitted SAKs; and providing guidance regarding multidisciplinary coordination, investigation, prosecution, and victim advocacy engagement regarding unsubmitted SAKs.

See the list below for our upcoming webinars and for links to register to view our archived webinars.

Understanding Case Connectivity: How Testing SAKs Can Link Criminal Cases
Dr. Rebecca Campbell, Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University & Rachael Goodman-Williams, Doctoral Student at Michigan State University
Nov 28, 2018
Law Enforcement and Victim Advocates: Supporting Survivors Together
Teresa M. Stafford, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (CRCC), Marya L. Simmons, SAKI TTA Provider, and Lieutenant Jordan Satinsky, Montgomery County Police Department
Oct 30, 2018
Victim Notification: Safety and Privacy Planning
Lauren DeVries, Crime Victim Advocate, Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
Oct 23, 2018
SAKI Performance Measures & PMT Training
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Oct 2, 2018
Beyond Conviction Rates: Measuring Success in Sexual Assault Prosecutions
Jennifer Long, CEO, AEquitas & Elaine Borakove, President, Justice Management Institute
Sep 27, 2018
SAKI Investigations: Sharing Successes and Breaking Through Barriers
Multiple Presenters
Aug 21, 2018
SAKI TTA: Strategies for Building Effective Outreach Campaigns
Joan Eliel, SAKI Coordinator, Division of Criminal Investigation, Montana Department of Justice & Laura Angle, City of Mobile Public Safety Grants Administrator, SAKI Grants Site Coordinator
Jul 31, 2018
ViCAP: A Powerful Tool to Track and Analyze Crimes of Serial Sex Offenders
Patricia D. Powers, AEquitas: The Prosecutor's Resource on Violence Against Women; Jeramy (Amy) Mills, Sergeant of Police, Dallas Police Department
Jul 2, 2018
Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Evidence Tracking: From the Voices of Experience
Matthew Gamette, Idaho State Police Forensic Services, Susan Lehman, Portland Police Bureau, John Hillman, Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Nichole Minas, Washington State Patrol
Jun 27, 2018
Cross-Examining the Defendant: Seizing the Opportunity for Justice
Patti D. Powers (JD), Attorney Advisor, AEquitas
Jun 20, 2018
Key Considerations in Trauma-Informed Interviewing
Marya L. Simmons, Victim-Witness Unit Supervisor, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and Lieutenant Jordan Satinsky, Deputy Commander, Montgomery County Police Department
May 30, 2018
SAKI Public Relations - Strategies for Transparency with the Community
Keeley Crowley, Program & Policy Analyst with the Wisconsin Department of Justice and Dr. Chris Henning, Research Analyst with the Wisconsin Department of Justice
May 17, 2018
Foundations in Forensic DNA Testing for Sexual Assault Kits
Amy Jeanguenat, Principal Consultant, Mindgen LLC
Apr 26, 2018
Guiding Journalists to Victim-Centered Reporting
Stephenie Hoelscher, Consultant to the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs and RTI and Michelle Kuiper, Survivor/Advocate for victims at the State and National Level
Apr 18, 2018
SAKI TTA Webinar: Emerging DNA Techniques
Mark W. Perlin, Ph.D. Cybergenetics, Barbara Rae-Venter, J.D., Ph.D. Genetic Genealogy, Ellen Greytak, Ph.D. Parabon NanoLabs, Steven Armentrout, Ph.D. Parabon NanoLabs
Mar 14, 2018
Lawfully Owed DNA Part 2
Amy Jeanguenat, Principal Consultant, Mindgen LLC and Jayann Sepich, Founder, DNA Saves
Jan 31, 2018
The Neurobiology of Trauma Part 1
Dr. Rebecca Campbell, Michigan State University
Jan 12, 2018
The Neurobiology of Trauma Part 2
Dr. Rebecca Campbell, Michigan State University
Jan 12, 2018
The Neurobiology of Trauma Part 3
Dr. Rebecca Campbell, Michigan State University
Jan 12, 2018
Welcome: National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) 2017
BJA & SAKI TTA Team
Nov 29, 2017
Sexual Assault Serial Offender Research
Rachel Lovell, Ph.D. and Misty Luminais, Ph.D.
Oct 31, 2017
Collecting Lawfully Owed DNA to Assist with Sexual Assault Investigations
Mary Weston, Brett Kyker, Rachel Lovell
Oct 12, 2017
Kansas SAKI Research: Testing Priorities & CODIS Follow-up
Megan Roberts, Program Consultant, Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Sep 26, 2017
Preparing and Conducting Direct Examination of a SANE
Patricia D. Powers, AEquitas: The Prosecutor's Resource on Violence Against Women
Sep 20, 2017
Media Relations 101: Best Practices for Telling Your Story
Ilse Knecht, The Joyful Heart Foundation; Melissa Schwartz, Bromwich Group and Consultant to the Joyful Heart Foundation
Sep 13, 2017
Preparing and Conducting Direct Examination of a Forensic Scientist
John Wilkinson, AEquitas: The Prosecutor's Resource on Violence Against Women
Aug 24, 2017
Preparing and Conducting Direct Examination of the Detective
Jane Anderson, AEquitas: The Prosecutor's Resource on Violence Against Women
Jul 26, 2017
Preparing and Conducting Direct Examination of the Victim
Patricia D. Powers, AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women
Jun 28, 2017
Shared Space Shapes a Shared Mission
Rachel Lovell and Misty Luminais, Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University
Jun 14, 2017
Legislating Reform and Clearing Untested SAKs: Kentucky's Model
Stephenie Hoelscher, Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs; Gretchen Hunt, Kentucky Office of the Attorney General; and Whitney Collins, Kentucky State Police Central Forensic Laboratory
Jun 6, 2017
The Prosecutor's Role in Survivor Notification
Ilse Knecht, The Joyful Heart Foundation; Patricia D. Powers, AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women
May 30, 2017
SAK Research: Broadening Our Research Scope
Dr. Julie Valentine, Assistant Professor at Brigham Young University College of Nursing
May 10, 2017
Use of Y-STR Testing for Cold Cases/Sexual Assaults
Amy Jeanguenat, Mindgen, LLC
May 2, 2017
DNA 101 for Law Enforcement Agencies
Amy Jeanguenat, Mindgen, LLC
Mar 29, 2017
Conducting a Large-Scale, Multi-Jurisdictional Inventory
Wisconsin Department of Justice
Mar 21, 2017
Utilizing CODIS for Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits
Amy Jeanguenat, Mindgen, LLC
Feb 21, 2017
SAKI Site Coordinators: Roles and Responsibilities
Laura Angle, Mobile (AL) Police Department; Keeley Crowley, Wisconsin Department of Justice; Nani Grimmer, RTI International
Feb 14, 2017
SAKI Grant Management: Approval Processes Part 1
Nani Grimmer, RTI International
Jan 17, 2017
SAKI Grant Management: Approval Processes Part 2
Nani Grimmer, RTI International
Jan 17, 2017
SAKI TTA - Supporting the DANY Response to Sexual Assault
New York County District Attorney's Office (DANY), the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and RTI International
Nov 16, 2016
Research in the SAKI - the Cuyahoga County Experience
Dr. Rachel Lovell, Case Western University; Brett Kyker, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office
Nov 10, 2016
Reforming Sexual Assault Response in New Orleans
Aviva Kurash, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); Dr. Pamela Jenkins, University of New Orleans; Commander Doug Eckert, New Orleans Police Department; Tania Tetlow, Tulane University
Oct 27, 2016
Research Basics in SAKI: Developing Researcher-Practitioner Relationships
Dr. Rebecca Campbell, Michigan State University
Aug 30, 2016
Strategies for Victim Notification
Ilse Knecht, Joyful Heart Foundation; Rebecca O'Connor, Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
Jul 27, 2016
Successful Prosecution of Cold Case Sexual Assault
Patricia Powers, AEquitas
Jun 30, 2016
Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Evidence Tracking: Features & Key Considerations
Michigan State Police, the City of Portland (OR) Police Bureau, and James (Jim) Markey, SANE-SART Resource Service
May 24, 2016
The Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Inventory Process: Strategies & Key Considerations
Iowa Department of Justice, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, and City of Portland (OR) Police Bureau
May 5, 2016
Introduction to Investigation of Cold Sexual Assault Cases
James (Jim) Markey, SANE-SART Resource Service
Apr 12, 2016
Addressing the Problem of Untested Sexual Assault Kits
Dr. Rebecca Campbell, Michigan State University
Mar 15, 2016