02 May NYS Office of Victim Services Virtual Town Hall on Sexual Offence Evidence Kits: Transfer and Receipt of Forensic Evidence
From 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM ET
At Online via Zoom
Click here to register by May 24.
Presented by the New York State Office of Victim Services / [email protected]
The New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS) is soliciting feedback, information, and best practices from key stakeholders related to its responsibility to store untested sexual offense evidence kits (SOECKs), and associated items for 20 years from the date of collection. Each meeting will focus on a specific topic: Victim Notifications; Transfer and Receipt of Forensic Evidence; and Kit Release and Disposal.
Please see the attached flyer for additional information including detailed instructions on how to register and request speaking time. Space is limited for each meeting. We encourage you to attend only the meetings relevant to your area of expertise. Registration deadline is two weeks in advance of the meeting you wish to attend. All registrations are subject to approval.
Meeting 2: Transfer and Receipt of Forensic Evidence (June 7, 2022, at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET)
OVS seeks participation in response to the following questions:
- Do hospitals prefer delivering existing kits themselves or shipping via common carrier (UPS, USPS, Fedex), and why?
Do hospitals prefer delivering new kits themselves or shipping via common carrier (UPS, USPS, Fedex), and why?
How do hospitals prefer to receive tracking information for legacy kits?
How do hospitals prefer to report to OVS how kits were stored prior to receipt?
What are the storage recommendations for improperly stored kits prior to receipt?
Who should participate? Stakeholders who have experience or expertise in evidence collection, storage, and transport.
Participants may include hospital-based providers, medical professionals, SANE coordinators or SANE nurses or other professionals who have experience with such evidence. Any additional experts in this session topic area are encouraged to attend and participate.
Accessibility: In accordance with its policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination, OVS will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to ensure individuals’ access to participate in these Virtual Town Hall meetings. Please review OVS’s accommodation request policy for more information. Accommodations must be requested at least 10 days prior to the event.
Contact: Please email [email protected] with any questions about the Virtual Town Hall meetings. We look forward to your participation and feedback.