Multimedia

Sexual Assault Kits: Using Science to Find Solutions
The National Institute of Justice
Sep. 10, 2015

Chief McClelland Discusses Sexual Assault Kits
Houston Police Department
Dec. 15, 2011

Webinar: Enhancing Sexual Assault Investigations Through Cultural Change
This presentation describes the cultural shift that took place within Houston Police Department after receiving the grant from the National Institute of Justice. Speakers include Assistant Chief Mary Lentschke, Lieutenant Shamara Garner, and HPD victim advocate Emily Burton-Blank
Mar. 26, 2014

Video: Sexual Assault Action Research in Detroit
Dr. Rebecca Campbell of Michigan State University discusses how Detroit, Michigan accumulated such a large number of untested sexual assault kits. She elaborates on risk factors that can prevent other departments from accruing a large backlog of untested sexual assault kits.
Apr. 25, 2014

Video: Sexual Assault Action Research in Houston
Dr. Bill Wells of Sam Houston State University briefly explains the role of victims in sexual assault investigations. He discusses the creation of the victim advocate role in the Houston Police Department and the positive effects this has had within the department and with victims.
Apr. 25, 2014

Video: Sexual Assault Action Research in Houston
Dr. Noel Busch-Armendariz of The University of Texas at Austin discusses the importance of victims’ voices in the project, as well as notifying sexual assault victims about kit testing. She addresses the implications of this learning on a national level, and improving our understanding of the complexities of sexual assault crimes.
Apr. 25, 2014

Video: Sexual Assault Action Research in Houston
Caitlin Sulley of The University of Texas at Austin discusses how the Houston action research partners developed methods to empower victims throughout the victim notification process, including the creation of the Sexual Assault Information Line and the Justice Advocate position.
Apr. 25, 2014

Restoring Faith in the System: Improving System Response to Sexual Assault in Houston
Presentation at the 2014 National Sexual Assault Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Webinar: Taking on the Challenge of Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits
Learn about the experiences from projects in Houston and Detroit. NIJ staff, researchers, and practitioners share insights about the reasons why volumes of sexual assault kits were never submitted for analysis and about the significant issues that arise when these two jurisdictions tackled the problem.
October 2014

News Conference: The Completion of Testing all Previously Untested Sexual Assault Kits
Houston Mayor Annise Parker and stakeholders discuss the completion of sexual assault kit testing and the follow-up processes.
February 23, 2015