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Prosecutor Worthy hosts Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Summit at RenCen

Kym Worthy

DETROIT – The Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Summit begins Monday at the Renaissance Center in Detroit.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is hosting the summit and is expected to speak Monday morning.

Over 290 prosecutors, victim advocates, police officials and forensic and behavioral scientists from across the county are expected to participate in the summit which runs through Wednesday.

The event will feature victim-centered approaches to handling sexual assault cases, focusing on offender behavior instead of victim behavior and will feature a multi-disciplinary approach to cold case sexual assault investigations where all tam members are trained in the effects of trauma on behavior and memory.

Local 4’s Steve Garagiola will be the emcee for the welcoming ceremony Monday in the Mackinac Ballroom.

Expected speakers include Rep. Debbie Dingell, Rep. Brenda Lawrence, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, Mayor of Detroit Mike Duggan, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, Detroit Police Chief James Craig and FBI agent Ray Johnson.