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Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams and VAWA 2005: Payment Practices, Successes, and Directions for the Future


The Violence Against Women Act, reauthorized in 2005, mandated states receiving STOP funding to provide free sexual assault forensic exams to victims without having to report the sexual assault to law enforcement. This webinar recording reviews findings from the first evaluation to look at implementation practices across the U.S.

Presenter Information:

IAFN and and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) collaborating on this webinar presentation. Presenters include: Sally J. Laskey, NSVRC and Janine M. Zweig, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Urban Institute and Lisa Newmark, Ph.D., Associate Professor, George Mason University.

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Powerpoint Slides (PDF)

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Language English
Captioning/Transcripts No
Continuing Education Credit Yes
Fee No
System Requirements Sound, Acrobat Reader

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Audience Advocates, Health care professionals, Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners
Type Web conference