Forensic Nursing News
Apr. 11, 2013

FREE 2013 Monthly SAFE Case Review
Throughout 2013 members will be given free access to monthly adult/adolescent sexual assault forensic examiner case review for continuing education credit. Practicing nurse examiners around the country will provide detailed cases, images and treatment plans for your consideration. Don't miss this benefit! More

Submit an Award Nomination
Time is running out. Show your appreciation and admiration by nominating that outstanding someone today! Check out the different awards available to members and supporters of IAFN. To recognize your selected individual, please submit your nomination no later than April 15, 2013.More

The FUNDING ALERT is compiled by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.More

Are you ready for National Crime Victims' Rights Week?
Office of Justice Programs
Each April since 1981, OVC has helped lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) by promoting victims' rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. Get your resource guide today. More

Webinar: Healthy People 2020 update
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is hosting a webinar update on the Healthy People 2020 Violence Across the Lifespan section. The session will be April 18 from 12:30-2p.m. ET.More

FREE 2013 Monthly SAFE Case Review
Throughout 2013 members will be given free access to monthly adult/adolescent sexual assault forensic examiner case review for continuing education credit.More

New Kansas law ends statute of limitations for rape cases
The Washington Post
Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill into law that eliminates the five-year statute of limitations on rape and aggravated sodomy.More

April is STD Awareness Month
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
April is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to call attention to the impact of sexually transmitted diseases and to promote prevention and testing across the country.More

Judge strikes down age limits on morning after pill
The New York Times
A federal judge ordered that the most common morning after pill be made available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and younger. But his acidly worded decision raises a broader question about whether a cabinet secretary can decide on a drug's availability for reasons other than its safety and effectiveness. More

Directory of training and technical assistance resources for anti-human trafficking task forces and service providers
The Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
The directory focuses on TTA resources targeted for practitioners actively working in the anti-human trafficking field. The TTA providers included in the directory have the ability to assist practitioners across the nation; they have been vetted by the Office for Victims of Crime and Bureau of Justice Assistance Planning Committee. More

A global mission to fight sexual violence against women
The New York Times
Just as the pressing call for an end to violence against women resounds around the world, it is also making itself heard in Washington. The U.S. Congress passed the expanded Violence Against Women Act it had held up for a year and a half, and, separately, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., went to war against sexual assault in the U.S. military, holding the first Senate hearings on this staggering problem in nearly 10 years. Outside Capitol Hill, in the beehive of women-centered nonprofits like Vital Voices Global Partnership, the drive to end violence against women has been moving at varying speeds and with varying degrees of success.More

New approach helps sexual assault victims recall details
U.S. Department of Defense
A new approach to interviewing sexual assault victims is gleaning more information about the crimes and leading to greater numbers of offender prosecutions. At the End Violence Against Women international conference, Russell Strand, chief of the behavioral sciences education and training division for the Army's Military Police School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., spoke with American Forces Press Service about the new Defense Department-backed procedure to investigate sexual assaults.More