WHAT: University of Louisville Hospital Announces Expansion of Forensic Examination Program to Include
Victims of Domestic Violence
WHEN: Thursday, August 21, 2014
WHERE: University of Louisville Hospital
530 S. Jackson Street
Emergency Medicine Conference Room
*Enter through Emergency Department entrance off East Madison
- Madeline Abramson, chair of the Kentucky Commission on Women and board member, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation
- Ken Marshall, president, University of Louisville Hospital
- Marta Miranda, CEO, The Center for Women and Families
- Amanda Corzine, assistant coordinator, KentuckyOne Health SAFE Services
- Lauren Love-Wright, president, Kentucky/Indiana/Michigan, Verizon Wireless
University of Louisville Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, will expand its ability to gather forensic evidence for victims of sexual assault to include services for domestic violence victims. The expansion, made possible by a grant from Verizon Wireless, will enable collection of forensic evidence that could assist prosecution in all types of domestic violence cases, regardless of whether there was sexual abuse.
In Kentucky, state funding is not available to cover the cost of a forensic examination for victims of domestic violence where sexual assault has not occurred. The funding provided by Verizon Wireless will help cover the cost to provide these services to victims of domestic violence and provide them with evidence to help prosecute their abuser.