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STACS DNA Leads MAFS Workshop on Sexual Assault Kits

October 04, 2016

Tim Stacy, Sales Director, STACS DNA
Shawn Bailes, Criminalist, Missouri State Highway Patrol
Lauren Lu, Lab Manager – Biology Unit, Michigan State Police Crime Laboratory

WHAT: Sexual Assault Kits: Legislation, Processing and Tracking

WHEN: October 5, 2015, 1:00-5:00 PM

Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (MAFS) 2016
Hilton Branson Convention Center
200 East Main Street
Branson, Missouri 65616

In 2014, the FBI reported through Uniform Crime Reports approximately 116,000 rapes using the revised UCR definition. According to the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)–there is an average of 293,066 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year. Funding is being provided by the Federal Government to process the hundreds of thousands of backlogged, untested Sexual Assault Kits (SAKs) currently sitting in property rooms across the country. This is having an immediate effect on law enforcement agencies and laboratories, both government and private. In this workshop, Tim Stacy will examine the current legislation directed at SAK testing and SAK tracking. Shawn Bailes will demonstrate how MSHP processes sexual assault kits using STACS-CW. Lauren Lu will discuss Michigan State Police’s approach to tracking sexual assault kits.

For details, visit http://www.mafs.net/2016-fall-meeting-abstracts

STACS DNA delivers sample tracking and control software specifically designed for forensic DNA casework and database labs. Proven to increase productivity by more than 40% while meeting strict accreditation standards—with no new hiring, and no need to acquire or replace your current LIMS. Since 2000, STACS DNA’s solutions address the shortcomings of many current LIMS by providing an automatic audit trail, DNA-specific workflows, integrated systems and instrumentation, improved data quality, automatic grant tracking and unmatched service. Most of the major forensic DNA labs in North America are our customers, including the FBI, RCMP, U.S. Army and the largest state labs. The company is based in Ottawa, ON and Fairfax, VA.

For more information
Heather MacIntosh
Vice President, Marketing
613-274-7822 ext. 2005
stacsdna (at) stacsdna (dot) com