Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Yuba
Jacqueline is the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Team Coordinator and a Forensic Nurse Examiner at Enloe Medical Center, a level II trauma center in Butte County, California. She leads a team of eight forensic nurse examiners providing care and forensic medical exams to patients of all ages, from infancy through geriatrics who have experienced sexual violence. Jacqueline is a clinical instructor and consultant for the California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center, the medical training branch of the California District Attorneys Association. She teaches physicians, mid-level practitioners and registered nurses on the California Protocol for Examination of Sexual Assault and Child Sexual Abuse Victims and the Forensic Medical Examination Protocol in the documentation of injuries and the collection of forensic evidence.
Jacqueline is beta tester for the committee developing an electronic version of the mandated State of California forensic medical exam form.
Jacqueline is a current member and past chair of the multidisciplinary Butte County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and the Butte County SART education and outreach committee. She is on the steering committee for the Butte County Taskforce addressing the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and the forensic medical representative of the Butte County CSEC multidisciplinary team. She is also an active member of the Butte County Child Abuse Response Team.
In 2013, Jacqueline lead Butte County in implementing one of the first pilot projects in the nation to provide Rapid DNA Service to all victims of sexual assault receiving a forensic medical exam. Due to this program, Butte County does not have a rape kit backlog, every sexual assault kit has DNA evidence analyzed and resulted within 20 days. If there is enough DNA to create a suspect profile, it is uploaded into CODIS and compared to known offenders and unsolved crimes. Jacqueline has partnered with the Department of Justice, Jan Bashinski DNA Crime Lab to present RADS at National conferences across the US including at the 2015 International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice and at the 2017 California SART Summit. She is a guest lecturer at California State University Chico and Butte Glenn Community College on the subjects of Forensic Nursing, Sexual Assault, and
Jacqueline is a founding board member of Cal SAFE, the Association of California Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners and a longstanding member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Jacqueline has 10 years’ experience in critical care nursing and she is a proud California State University, Chico graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and certificate in Public Health.