The recent rise in the illicit trade of highly toxic synthetic drugs such as fentanyl has introduced a new set of potential health hazards to the forensic laboratory. Proper management of this employee health risk can be extremely challenging considering that there are currently no established regulatory guidelines and few published studies on forensic laboratory drug exposures.
This webinar will highlight the experiences, efforts, and needs of first responder agencies relative to exposure to traumatic stressors specific to the opioid crisis.
Using information gathered from interviews with mid- to high-level supervisors from several local law enforcement agencies, as well as fire department and emergency medical services staff, speakers will discuss insights into the awareness of this work’s impact on first responders, the measures agencies have taken to minimize negative effects on staff, and products or tools needed to advance these efforts.
The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Team is continuing their new interview series, Meet the SAKI Experts! This series of brief interviews will highlight SAKI TTA’s partners and consultants and their roles on the SAKI project. During each event, a member of the SAKI TTA Team will conduct a virtual interview with the featured subject matter expert.
Join BJA's Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) for their webinar “Engaging Clients in Treatment: Combining MRT with MAT for Opioid Use Disorder.”
This webinar will provide a brief overview of the Maricopa County, Arizona Attorney’s Office (MCAO) Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) project and how it used funding to provide advanced/additional DNA testing to the 25 police agencies within its prosecutorial jurisdiction. SAKI Site Coordinator Cesar Tirado will discuss the procurement process used to identify vendor labs, how requesting police agencies obtain funds, and some of the unique challenges encountered as part of this funding opportunity.