Forensic Nurse Examiner Program

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Program Highlight
Since 1999, Turning Point’s Forensic Nurse Examiner Program (FNEP) has provided services to the community for survivors of sexual assault. The program, open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, is staffed with Forensic Nurses and First Response Advocates. About 250 cases come into FNEP a year with the oldest client being 97 and the youngest, just days old. In addition to providing emergency services, the Forensic Nurses are also available to provide expert witness testimony at court proceedings, suspect exams at local law enforcement agencies, and trace evidence collection at homicide scenes as requested by the Macomb County Medical Examiner. First Response Advocates are available to speak with sexual assault survivors confidentially, offering support throughout the process and providing survivors with information on sexual assault, what happens next, the criminal justice system, and other support or resources they may need. Check out our resources page for links to the IAFN and SANE-SART for more in-depth information.

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