Commission on the Standardization of the Collection
of Evidence in Sexual Assault Investigations
Sharmese L. Walcott
State’s Attorney, Judicial District of Hartford
Designee of Chief State’s Attorney Richard J. Colangelo, Jr.
Linda J. Cimino
Office of Victim Services
Connecticut Judicial Branch
Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence
The Connecticut Hospital Association
Chief James Kenny
Connecticut Police Chiefs Association
Candida Fusco MSN, RN, SANE - A
Connecticut Nurses Association
Sergeant Brian L. Narkewicz
Connecticut State Police
Scott Casper, M.D.
Gynecology and Obstetrics
Yale New Haven Hospital
Lisa Pavlovic, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Yale New Haven Hospital
Karen Jubanyik MD
Yale Department of Emergency Medicine
Connecticut Emergency Nurses Association
Department of Children and Families
The Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity, and Opportunity
DESPP - Division of Scientific Services
The Commission on the Standardization of the Collection of Evidence in Sexual Assault Investigations thanks all those who have contributed their time and expertise to this work and acknowledges that their dedication and commitment have been instrumental to the completion and revision of the Technical Guidelines.
Thank you to Bonnie Bentley, Diane Carberry, Margo George, Elaine Pagliaro and Shery Watson for their tireless efforts with the initial version of the Technical Guidelines.
Thank you also to the Commission Subcommittee that worked to review and revise the 2013 edition of the Guidelines: Linda J. Cimino, Laura Cordes, Denise Covington, Marielle Daniels, Anna Doroghazi, Candida Fusco, Patti LaMonica, Michelle Noehren, and Joy Reho, with special thanks to Anna Doroghazi and Michelle Noehren for editing this version of the Technical Guidelines.
The Commission additionally thanks the work groups and members of the 2017 Revision of the Technical Guidelines Subcommittee who contributed so generously of their time, work and expertise: Laura Cordes, Elise Delacruz (Advocacy), Cheryl Carreiro, Kevin MacMillan, Karen Lamy, Michael Rickenbach, Mark Anderson, Robert DeLuca, Joy Reho and Guy Vallaro (CT DESPP, Division of Scientific Services), Candida Fusco, Kristin Loranger, Carol Michalak (Healthcare), James Kenny, Robin Montgomery, Marc Montminy (Law Enforcement), Anne Mahoney, Bonnie Bentley, Brenda Hans, Elizabeth Leaming, Michele Lukban (Legal), Linda Cimino, Anna Fidyk, Rachel McKnight (OVS), John Leventhal, Audrey Courtney, Nina Livingston, Kirsten Bechtel (Pediatrics), Marielle Daniels, Michelle Noehren, Jenna LoGiudice, Denise Covington and Jennifer Cox (Reviewers).
And thank you to the following who gave again so generously of their time and expertise for the 2021 revision:
Subcommittee Chair: Denise Covington
Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence Work Group: Bethany Hamilton (Commission), Jeannette DeJesus
Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence Work Group: Ashley Starr Frechette
Connecticut DESPP, Division of Scientific Services, Forensic Laboratory Work Group: Cheryl Carreiro, Danielle Lindgren, Karen Lamy, Michael, Rickenbach, Mark Anderson, Kristin Sasinouski (Commission), Guy Vallaro
Health Care Work Group: Candida Fusco (Commission), Kristin Loranger, Patricia Moriarty
Law Enforcement Work Group: James Kenny (Commission), Marshall Porter
Legal Work Group: Anne Mahoney (Commission appointed), Bonnie Bentley, Brenda Hans, Elizabeth Leaming, Michele Lukban
Office of Victim Services Work Group: Linda J. Cimino (Commission), Anna Fidyk, Rachel McKnight
Pediatric and Adolescent Work Group: Lisa Pavlovic (Commission), Kirsten Bechtel, Audrey Courtney, Nina Livingston
Reviewers: Linda J. Cimino (Commission), Marielle Daniels (Commission).