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Enhancing Sexual Assault Investigations Through Cultural Change: A Case Study

March 26, 2014 2:00 PM - March 26, 2014 3:30 PM

This webinar, presented by Mary Lentschke, Assistant Chief for the Houston Police Department, describes the cultural shift that occurred within the Houston Police Department over the last two and a half years as a result of a grant from the National Institute of Justice to examine the issue of untested evidence in sexual assaults. The paradigm shift took more than training or revised protocols, but resulted in the integration of stakeholder services and a renewed focus on victims’ needs; both which improve sexual assault investigations and outcomes for victims.
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