Event Calendar

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Cold Case Victim Notification: The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative & Best Practices

Start Date: 6/29/2023 10:00 AM CDT
End Date: 6/29/2023 11:30 AM CDT

Venue Name: Webinar

Organization Name: Missouri Office of Prosecution Services

Catherine Vannier
Phone: (573) 644-2409

The Missouri Office of Prosecution Services will be hosting a free webinar-  

Cold Case Victim Notification: The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative & Best Practices 
Thursday, June 29, 2023, 10 AM  to 11:30 AM     
In this webinar, MOCSA’s Director of Advocacy, Victoria Pickering, and AGO Cold Case Investigator, George Knowles will do a reprisal of their session at the 17th Annual MOPS FSV Conference, wherein they will discuss the Missouri Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, and identify considerations and best practices for teams when working with victims whose cases have been reactivated. 
This course will be CLE, 210 and POST certified.   
FYI - It is best to use headphones or external speakers for the webinar as the audio tends to be clearer. 
To register, please go to: 
You may need to cut and paste these links into your browser.   
Please be sure to use your official/ agency email address to register.  If you are law enforcement and do not have a secure email address, please let me know.   
PLEASE   NOTE  Persons needing special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act  should notify MOPS at or (573) 644-2409 on or before June 8, 2023. 
The webinar is free of charge to prosecutors, prosecution office staff, law enforcement officers, victim advocates, adult protective services, department of mental health, probation officers, juvenile officers, juvenile court staff attorneys, children's division, medical professionals and children's advocacy center staff. All other similarly allied professionals must obtain prior approval from webinar organizers. Please contact  if you are not a member of one of the above listed professions. 
Once your registration has been approved, the program will send you a confirmation email with the link to go to on the day of the webinar. Please be sure to retain this email. Please be specific as to your profession and agency in your webinar registration so that your link can be quickly approved.  
Anyone needing credit for this webinar  please note that there are specific instructions for receiving training certification for this webinar. If you need training certification from us for this webinar, you will be required to answer all polls during the webinar. These polls may be silent polls so as not to interrupt the speaker during the presentation.  Attendees must be watching at all times in order to answer the polls.  If all polls are not answered, we cannot provide you with a certificate. Please be sure to answer all polls in order to get certification. 
PLEASE NOTE: The poll feature required for training certification does not always work reliably on iPhones, iPads, Androids, or other miscellaneous smartphone or tablet devices when accessing the website from the device's browser. Please access the webinar via a computer in order for the polls to work properly. Please make sure to contact the webinar organizers immediately after the poll if there is any doubt that the poll feature is working for you, so we can count you as present and provide you with credit. It is best to view the webinar via computer. 
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. In order to make sure you are able to log on, please register at least 48 hours in advance of the webinar. If you do not receive a confirmation email, it has likely gone to your Spam or Junk Mail folder.  Please add  to your list of safe addresses. 
If you need assistance, please contact Catherine Vannier at 
Additionally, you will receive a handout message the day of the webinar. If you do not receive the handouts in this time frame, it has likely gone to your Spam or Junk Mail folder. Please add to your list of safe addresses. 
It is advised that you log on a few minutes early, if possible, in case you have problems with the link or the technology.