Sexual Assault Kit Working Group

The Governor's Sexual Assault Kit Working Group is responsible for examining and limiting barriers for submitting sexual assault evidence to the Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory.  With the goal of helping local and state law enforcement work hand-in-hand, the working group will make recommendations to standardize and facilitate the transfer, tracking, and testing of evidence kits as well as address issues around victim notification.

Members

Laura Cordes (Chair): Executive Director, Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence 
Linda J. Cimino
: Judicial Branch Director, Office of Victim Services 
Kerry Dalling
: Detective, Fairfield Police Department  
Cathy Malloy
: Former Executive Director, Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education
Anne Mahoney
: Windham State’s Attorney 
Michelle Noehren
: Senior Special Projects Coordinator and Digital Media Specialist, Connecticut Commission on Women, Children and Seniors 
Marshall S. Porter
: Captain, Farmington Police Department
Maureen Platt
: Waterbury State’s Attorney 
Guy Vallaro
: Director, Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory

 

Meetings

June 10, 2016 Agenda Minutes
June 15, 2016 Agenda Minutes
September 9, 2016 Agenda Minutes
October 14, 2016 Agenda Minutes
November 18, 2016 Agenda  Minutes
December 9, 2016  Agenda Minutes
January 13, 2017 Agenda Minutes
February 10, 2017 Agenda Minutes
March 10, 2017 Agenda Meeting canceled due to snow
April 7, 2017 Agenda Minutes 
May 12, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 9, 2017 Agenda Minutes
July 14, 2017 Agenda Minutes

 

Documents from Meetings

June 10, 2016 CGS Sec. 19a-122a, which includes PA 15-207 
June 10, 2016 Commission on the Standardization of the Collection of Evidence in Sexual Assault Investigations - Survey Findings from Municipal and State Police, July 2015
June 10, 2016 Overview of 2015 National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative FY 2015 Competitive Grant 
June 10, 2016 The Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Action Research Project, Final Report 
June 10, 2016 Untested: Eliminating the Backlog of Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits in Connecticut (CONNSACS) 
July 15, 2016  Governor's Sexual Assault Kit Working Group, Action Items & Timeline (August 2016) 
July 15, 2016 

Governor's Sexual Assault Kit Working Group, Initial Goals for Timeline (July 2016) 

July 15, 2016  Presentation of Kevin MacMillan, SAKI Program Coordinator 
Sept 9, 2016  Summary of Testing Results 
                                   

Press Releases

March 15, 2016 Gov. Malloy Forms Working Group to Improve the Processing of Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases