Our mission is to lessen the impact of violence in the District of Columbia
by performing trauma-informed medical forensic examinations; providing high quality evidence collection; and promoting knowledge and understanding among medical providers and the community about medical forensic care.
Our vision is that every individual is empowered to take control of their health and wellbeing in the aftermath of violence.
Our team of forensic nurses provides compassionate, victim-centered medical forensic care for victims of sexual assault and intimate partner violence.
Our forensic nurses respond 24/7 to conduct intimate partner violence and sexual assault forensic examinations. To access services, contact the DC Victim Hotline at 1-844-4HELPDC (1-844-443-5732).
"I want to hold space for the complex experiences and needs that occur as a result of these traumas, it's so important to have private, focused and specially trained people to care for these patients" - Kaitlyn, DCFNE forensic nurse
"I'm encouraged that other programs are interested in expanding their current scope of practice, and am so proud to have roots in a program that is helping pave the way to make that possible." - April, former DCFNE forensic nurse
"We see our patients in their most critical hour of need. We meet them where they are, let them know they are safe, and make them feel truly cared for.” - Janessa, DCFNE forensic nurse
Forensic nurses provide comprehensive, patient-centered medical care while also fulfilling the judicial system need to collect evidence and document assault findings.
UPCOMING TRAININGS & EVENTS
DCFNE offeres continuing education for forensic nurses on a variety of topics, using skilled instructors, live patient models, and hands-on learning.
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