A new academy trains nurses in forensic evidence collection| Alaska Insight

When cases involving sexual assault or domestic violence go to court, thorough documentation of a victim’s personal account and physical injuries can mean the difference between a case going to trial or being dismissed. But in Alaska, especially in rural communities, forensic nurses are hard to come by. A new academy at UAA — the first in the nation — wants to change that.

Alaska Public Media’s Zakiya McCummings reports.

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