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Shattered Lives: Elaine Pagliaro of the Henry C. Lee Institute Discusses DNA and Forensics

SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice” Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives. Real people, real tragedy, real help. Saturdays at 5pm ET Listen LIVE:  CLICK HERE t Another staff member of the esteemed Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science will be making an appearance on Shattered Lives to give listeners insight on the use of DNA in investigations.  DNA technology has made large strides in the last several years and has played a part in many areas of criminal justice including wrongful convictions and identifying perpetrators of crime through exact science.   Elaine M. Pagliaro, JD, MS Elaine Pagliaro, a member of the staff at the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science, is retired from the Connecticut Department of Public Safety, Division of Scientific Services, Forensic Science Laboratory, where she was Acting Director and worked in Criminalistics and Forensic Biology for almost 30 years.  During that time, Ms. Pagliaro was involved in most of the major criminal investigations in Connecticut and in cases of …

Lavinia Masters Participates in Department of Justice Roundtable Addressing Backlog of Sexual Assault Kits

Lavinia Masters, Founder of S.A.V.E.(Sexual Abuse Victim Empowering) Ministry in Dallas, Texas has been invited to participate in a Roundtable Focus Group sponsored by the National Center for Victims of Crime on February 16 in Washington, D.C. The topic of discussion is the backlog of sexual assault kit processing and how the situation can improve the  across the country.  An estimated 180,000 kits completed each year whose potential evidence, which could validate a woman’s claims, identify an attacker or exonerate a suspect, loiters on shelves and in warehouses. In Lavinia Masters’ case, she waited 20 years to receive the results after being raped as a young girl, finally learning the identity of her attacker and the fact that she was not the only one he assaulted. Results of a sexual assault, or rape kit are an important component towards justice for the victim, and communities as a whole.  As in the case of Masters, her perpetrator went on to assault again, and Masters suffered through 20 years waiting for justice.  Without forensic evidence, juries question the …

Lavinia Masters Honored to be Invited to South Africa

Noted DNA Research Company Extends Invitation to Lavinia Masters   February 14, 2011 — Dallas, Texas ……Lavinia Masters, Founder of S.A.V.E.(Sexual Abuse Victim Empowering) Ministry in Dallas, Texas has been invited to conduct workshops and speak March 19-27 in Pretoria, Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Port Elisabeth, South Africa, with other locations to be added in the near future. The invitation was extended by Chris Asplen, Vice President of International Public Affairs for Gordon Thomas Honeywell and consultant and speaker on forensic technologies, particularly DNA. Asplen is also the Executive Director for the non-profit, DNA4Africa. Lavinia’s host for the one week tour of speaking engagements and workshops for victims is Inqaba Biotec, a leading South African genome company and its executive director, Dr. Oliver Preisig. About Inqaba Biotec: inqaba biotec is a genomics company based in Pretoria, South Africa. We cater to the life science needs of academic and private institutions alike in Africa. inqaba biotec’s offerings include our own products and services such as : • Oligonucleotide synthesis • Sanger sequencing service using the ABI …