Forensic Nurses News
Jul. 17, 2014

Last chance for IAFN Board and CFNC Elections

Today is the last chance for a few good forensic nurses to run for the open positions on the board — President Elect, Treasurer, Member at Large and for the Nominating Committee which is not a board position but a great way to become involved. The other open position is the CFNC position. This year, we are electing a non-SANE member. We are also looking for an international member. It would be fantastic if we had a nominee who filled both roles. The Call for Nominations closes tonight, July 17 at midnight! Please consider running. More

Step up. Stand out. Get certified.

Planning to take the September SANE certification exam? Act now! Deadline is July 22. To learn more, access the Certification webpage.More

IAFN Foundation Silent Auction

It is that time of year again. Time to start planning for the silent auction, one of the most anticipated events of IAFN's annual conference. YOU have the opportunity to donate items! All proceeds from the auction will go to the IAFN Foundation which was created in 2009 to raise and distribute funds in the form of scholarships for nurses in need of assistance to acquire forensic education. More

International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice

Take advantage of the Early Registration rate of $525 USD for Members and $654 USD for Nonmembers for two more weeks. Early Registration ends July 31. This is a four day conference and registration includes continental breakfast each day and a dynamic Opening Keynote as well as three inspiring Keynote Luncheon speakers. Earn 20.5 continuing education contact hours from attending!More

Sponsorships still available through the 2014 Exhibitor Prospectus

Ever wonder how to go about including your announcement in the tote bags that are distributed at the International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice or sponsoring something year-round? Hurry, the best values are going fast.More

Survey: Rapes not investigated at 2 in 5 colleges
The Associated Press via WTOP
A survey of colleges and universities finds a lack of coordination between many campuses and local law enforcement in handling sexual assaults, and that many schools have gone years without investigating such cases. More

Delivery and Evaluation of Sexual Assault Forensic (SAFE) Training Programs

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Proposed rules would enable sexual assault victims to bring lawyers to campus hearings
Lancaster Newspaper
When an alleged victim of campus sexual assault took her case to a college judicial board in the past, she may have been assigned an adviser by the college for the proceedings. Her alleged assailant, meanwhile, may have had an attorney offering advice behind the scenes. More

Attorney general issues new directive requiring longer retention of DNA and other evidence from medical exams in sexual assault cases
Office of the Attorney General - State of New Jersey
New Jersey is requiring officials to keep sexual assault medical examination evidence, including DNA results, longer if the accuser doesn't press charges. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced the new directive today. Hoffman says rape victims may change their minds over time and this ensures evidence will not be destroyed. More

WVU establishes Department of Forensic and Investigative Science
West Virginia University
Recognizing the growth during the past 20 years of forensic and investigative sciences as a career path, West Virginia University, long a national leader in the field, has established the Department of Forensic and Investigative Science.More