California Penal Code section 13823.5 directs Cal OES to:
- Establish a protocol for the examination and treatment of victims of sexual assault and attempted sexual assault, including child molestation and the collection and preservation of evidence.
- Develop informational guidelines containing general reference information on evidence examination of, and psychological and medical treatment for, victims of sexual assault and attempted sexual assault, including child sexual abuse.
- In cooperation with the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Justice, adopt a standard and a complete form or forms for the recording of medical and physical evidence data disclosed by a victim of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault, including child molestation.
- Make available and distribute copies of the forms, protocols, and informational guidelines to every general acute care hospital, law enforcement agency, and prosecutor’s office in the state.
Penal Code section 13823.93 establishes the California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center (CCFMTC) to carry out objectives to accomplish these directives.
To that end, we are recruiting California Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Instructors. Instructors will be compensated up to $75/hour (subject to Cal OES approval). It’s also a great opportunity to build your CV as a subject matter expert. All instructors will receive complimentary training on presenting before an audience and on camera, and all travel expenses will be reimbursed once our live training events resume. Interested instructor candidates are invited to contact Christina Pritchett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our website, ccfmtc.org, is a clearing house for (1) information related to interpersonal violence and clinical forensic medicine; (2) forensic medical examination findings that will inform curriculum development and educate professionals from related disciplines; (3) education opportunities and training of SARTs and SAFEs on forensic medical examinations; and (4) relevant resources available to all allied criminal justice professionals involved in or using forensic examinations.
CCFMTC is not affiliated with any third-party non-governmental organizations. Links from CCFMTC to third-party non-governmental sites do not constitute an endorsement by CCFMTC of the parties and/or their activities and/or services. CCFMTC is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in/on those websites.