This free, online event was held on November 17, 2010, 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.
*Note to our audience: We invite anyone who is curious about this project to view this recorded Webinar, but please be aware that our main purpose was to provide assistance to potential applicants. This event was not intended to educate on the topic of untested sexual assault evidence generally. Thus we did not address topical questions except as they related to this specific research solicitation.
Event description: This information session, hosted by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and facilitated by the Government Innovators Network, was designed to help potential applicants learn more about this research solicitation, including the "action-research" model through which NIJ hopes to develop innovative practices that other jurisdictions can use. The solicitation seeks to increase our understanding of why so many sexual assault kits (SAKs) are not forwarded from police evidence rooms to crime labs for DNA testing and to develop innovative approaches to solve the problem.
This webinar was moderated by Kristina Rose with panelists Katharine Browning PhD and Mike Sheppo.