Episode 259 | Just Tools for Effective Courtroom PracticesJaclynn McKay
Williams, C. & Powers, P. (2023, September 22). Just Science. Just Tools for Effective Courtroom Practices. [Audio podcast episode]. RTI International. https://forensicrti.org/just-science-episode-259/
- Bureau of Justice Assistance Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
- Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Enhancing Conviction Integrity through Forensics
Patricia (Patti) D. Powers joined AEquitas after serving as a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Washington state for 27 years, bringing extensive litigation expertise as a well-respected trial attorney. She supervised the Sexual Assault—Domestic Violence Unit and prosecuted a high volume of violent crimes, specializing in adult sexual assault, child sexual assault and abuse, sexual exploitation of minors, domestic violence, and related homicides, including complex litigation of high-profile as well as cold and current cases. Patti served on the domestic violence and child fatality review committees and was a member of the Washington State Technical Assistance Committee for Child Death Review Guidelines. For five years, she was appointed as a Highly Qualified Expert for the United States Army, Criminal Investigation Division. In this role, she provided training for Army Criminal Investigation Agents and prosecutors at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and in Germany. Patti is the lead Attorney Advisor on the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) project.