ASCLD Emerging Issues: Employee Wellness Webinars

Through a generous partnership with the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence at RTI International, ASCLD presented a three-part webinar series entitled ASCLD Emerging Issues: Employee Wellness. Providing training and education in employee wellness is part of the current ASCLD Strategic Plan. In an already stressful profession, as we adapt and lead through the COVID-19 pandemic, this topic is particularly timely.

Stress, Vicarious Trauma, and Resiliency for Forensic Science Professionals [ARCHIVED]
Speakers: Andrew Levin, Jonathan McGrath, Heidi Putney, & Danielle Crimmins
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Tackling Employee Wellness: The Phoenix Police Department’s Crime Lab Approach [ARCHIVED]
Speaker: Jody Wolf
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Drug Exposures in the Forensic Laboratory: What We Know, What We Can Learn [ARCHIVED]
Speakers: Andrew Levin, Jonathan McGrath, Heidi Putney, & Danielle Crimmins
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ASCLD/NIJ Coverdell Grant Webinar

On April 20, 2018 ASCLD and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) hosted a webinar for crime laboratories to help crime laboratory leadership better understand recent changes made to the Paul Coverdell grant program.

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FBI Allele Frequency Ammendments Overview

On June 30, ASCLD sponsored a webinar titled ASCLD: FBI Allele Frequency Amendments Overview – Managers Perspective and Legal Considerations which was a great success. There were over 450 participants. Tina Delgado from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Gary Sims of California Department of Justice, Ray Wickenheiser of the New York State Police Crime Laboratory System and Matt Redle, Sheridan WY County and Prosecuting Attorney, presented.

This presentation was designed to assist Crime Lab Management to provide timely assessment, correction, notification, reporting and documentation; enabling Crime Labs to continue to earn and keep public trust. This webinar provided a high level overview of the issue by the FBI including history on the errors, their detection, correction, and the dissemination of information. It also included the laboratory directors’ perspective and legal issues that laboratories may need to consider

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NFSTC Online Training Courses

NFSTC has recently expanded their online course catalog:

Each course is self-paced and comes with a certificate upon a passing completion.

Click HERE for more information about NFSTC’s training opportunities.

ASCLD/RTI DNA Standards and Guidelines Webinar Series

ASCLD/RTI Rapid DNA Series

Archival versions of the ASCLD/RTI Rapid DNA Series can be found at the following links:


RTI International’s Center for Forensic Science presents Just Science, a podcast for forensic science professionals and anyone with an interest in learning more about how real crime laboratories are working to do their job better, produce more accurate results, become more efficient, and solve more crimes. This podcast deals with a range of issues, including leadership in the crime lab, new technologies, sexual assault response, and broader challenges for science and public security. We cover every type of forensic discipline, including DNA, fingerprints, trace evidence, toxicology, controlled substances, crime scene investigation, and much more!

The first season of Just Science was developed by RTI International through the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence, a program of the National Institute of Justice, United States Department of Justice and funded in part through cooperative agreement [2016-MU-BX-K110].

Just Science is hosted by Dr. John Morgan, Senior Director of the Center for Forensic Science at RTI.


NIJ Online Courses

ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB)

ANAB offers self-paced and instructor-led (online and in person) training courses in accreditation related topics, including Forensic Internal Auditor and Technical assessor for both ISO/IEC 17020 and ISO/IEC 17025.   For full list of forensic related training visit https://anab.ansi.org/training/forensic and for up to date upcoming schedule visit https://anab.ansi.org/training/public-course-schedule.

ANAB is the largest, multi-disciplinary accreditation body in North America, providing accreditation and training services to public and private sector organizations such as forensic service providers, certification bodies, calibration and testing laboratories, inspection bodies, reference material producers, and proficiency test providers.  ANAB is owned by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is internationally recognized through International Accreditation Forum(IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).