Mock Trial: A Skills-Building Course for SAFEs

Mock Trial: A Skills-Building Course for SAFEs

80 Centre Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10013

From 9:30 AM until 5:30 PM

At Manhattan District Attorney's Office

80 Centre Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10013


New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault / Paige Bik, Intervention Program Manager: [email protected]

Course Description

This training session combines the expertise of the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault, the New York City District Attorney’s Office, and an experienced SAFE.  Using a combination of information and a presentation of fact pattern, participants will learn about the process of testifying in court.  There will be an opportunity to practice skills during training. 

Who Should Take This Course

This course is open to Sexual Assault Forensic Exminers who have completed Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner training and a preceptorship. 



Upon completion of the course, examiners will be able to:

  • Identify procedural rules of a court system as it pertains to testimony as a SAFE
  • Demonstrate the process of preparing for testimony in a criminal trial
  • Demonstrate direct testimony and cross examinations testimony techniques
  • Describe their professional experience as an expert witness


Questions? Contact Paige Bik, Intervention Program Manager at [email protected]



SAFETI is the largest NYS Department of Health-certified training program for licensed Emergency Department and medical professionals in New York State. Certified in August 2004, SAFETI trains upwards of 100 healthcare professionals each year. The Alliance program is open to NYS-licensed doctors, registered nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.


Course Director, Karen Carroll

Karen D. Carroll has been a licensed Registered Nurse in the State of New York for 39 years. She has held management positions in nursing administration, emergency departments, pediatrics units, and medical-surgical units in several hospitals. She received her training to become a Forensic Nurse in 1997 and she has been nationally certified to perform forensic examinations since 2003. 

Ms. Carroll has made numerous presentations and provided training throughout New York, the United States, Canada, Columbia, Jordan and Kenya on the topics of sexual assault, forensic examiner programs and her personal experience as a survivor of marital rape. She has appeared in a documentary on Lifetime Television, as an expert commentator on Court TV and has served several times as a technical advisor on the Law & Order: SVU television show.


*Continuing Nursing Education Credits have been applied for through the International Association of Forensic Nurses, an accredited Approver of continuing nursing education through the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation.*

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