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Just Improved Response to Sexual Assault

Just Improved Response to Sexual Assault Podcast

Agency: Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

Author: Valentine, Dr. Julie L.

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Just Improved Response to Sexual Assault

Icon of a time indicator to show this indicates how long something takes to read or learn.43 minutes, 15 seconds

Publication Date: April 14, 2023

In this podcast, Dr. Julie L. Valentine discusses factors that influence low prosecution rates for sexual assault. Despite national efforts to improve the submission rate of sexual assault kits for forensic testing and to support the investigation of sexual assault cases, Dr. Valentine’s research shows that prosecution rates for sexual assault cases are low. Dr. Valentine discusses the setbacks associated with resource allocation for improved sexual assault response, the conclusion of her research related to prosecution rates for sexual assault, and how future legislation may undoubtedly impact response reform efforts.


Collaboration and Partnerships Documentation and Report Writing Investigations Policy/Protocol Development Trauma

VAWA Crime(s):

Dating Violence Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Stalking Trafficking in Tribal Nations/Communities


Chief/Sheriff/Executive Investigator/Detective Patrol Officer/Deputy Prosecutor Special Victims Unit


Alaska College and University Campuses Rural Suburban Territories Tribal Nations/Tribes Urban