This free, online event was held on March 22, 2012, and was convened by the Ash Center's Government Innovators Network. Please visit the event page to access the slide presentations and resources associated with this webinar.

Event description: 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 — was 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.

Panelists included Kristina Rose and Marnie Shiels.