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First Responders DNA Evidence Training and Technical Assistance Project

The goal of this project is to enhance the systemic response to victims of sexual assault by developing and disseminating a training curriculum about the collection and use of DNA evidence in sexual assault cases—including child sexual abuse cases in Indian Country—for law enforcement and other first responders. The project also seeks to improve the availability of standardized evidence collection kits used in medical forensic exams by reimbursing jurisdictions that lack sufficient funding to buy them. In addition, the project will promote a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates victims' issues and concerns while it maximizes the collection and use of DNA evidence in cases. For more information, visit the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Sexual Assault Response Team Web site.

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