In January and February, CCFMTC traveled to Monterey and Long Beach and had the opportunity to train 55 healthcare professionals from counties which included: Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Francisco, Riverside County and the U.S. Navy.

CCFMTC offers two to three Forensic Photography courses each year. This course offers 7.0 hours of BRN Credit.
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  • Overview of Basic Principles
  • Camera Set-Up
  • Identifying Victim Injuries
  • Bite Mark Documentation
  • Photographing Victim Bodily Injuries
  • Legal Issues
  • Photo Review
  • Creating a Work Flow and Standard Operating Procedure


This one-day course offers basic instruction and hands-on experience related to the fundamental techniques of forensic photography. It focuses on the basic forensic photography skills needed for documenting bodily
injuries for victims of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, child physical and sexual abuse, and elder abuse. The course is designed for healthcare professionals and investigators to increase basic skills, knowledge and competence. A professional make-up artist from each community is hired to paint bruises and lacerations on volunteer models to depict life-like injuries on the rounded surfaces of their bodies. The volunteer models are recruited by the local exam team or rape crisis center.


William Green, MD, CCFMTC Medical Director
Elliot Schulman, MD, MPH, CCFMTC Education Director
Ross Pack, Criminal Investigator, Butte County District Attorney’s Office

adult safe gridThirty-six healthcare professionals attended CCFMTC’s Adult SAFE Training Course held in Sacramento, CA in March.

County examiner teams represented included Butte, Stanislaus, Sacramento, El Dorado, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Shasta, Santa Cruz, San Joaquin, Placer, San Francisco, Yuba, Merced, and Riverside.

This five-day SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner) training program focuses on fundamental forensic medical examination procedures and techniques for adult and adolescent victims of sexual assault. The course is a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on skill stations on the fourth day. The training takes place at the renovated 1929 Elks Building in downtown Sacramento in the specially designed training center and a ballroom with separate rooms for each skills station.

Using the Cal OES 2-923 Sexual Assault Forensic Medical Report Form and the California Medical Protocol for Examination of Sexual Assault and Child Sexual Abuse Victims, this course is designed for the inexperienced examiner and teaches basic knowledge, skills and abilities. The Cal OES 2-923 is the standard form required for use in California and has been adopted by many other states, the United States Military, and other countries. See our website at for further

NEXT TRAINING SCHEDULED: September 8-12, 2014

COURSE FEE: California Residents $350.00 / Out-of-State $500.00

TRAINING LOCATION: 921 11th Street, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95814

CONTACT:  Sheila Cavanagh to register at:

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. It is observed in April.

Each year during the month of April, state, territory, tribal and community-based organizations, rape crisis centers, government agencies, businesses, campuses and individuals plan events and activities to highlight sexual violence as a public health, human rights and social justice issue and reinforce the need for prevention efforts.

The theme, slogan, resources and materials for the national SAAM campaign are coordinated by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center each year with assistance from anti-sexual assault organizations throughout the United States.

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