Bio: Jenifer Markowitz

Dr. Jenifer Markowitz  N.D., R.N., WHNP-BC, SANE-A

Jenifer Markowitz is a forensic nursing consultant who specializes in issues related to sexual assault and domestic violence, including medical-forensic examinations and professional education and curriculum development. In addition to teaching at workshops and conferences around the world, she provides expert testimony, case consultation, and technical assistance; and develops training materials, resources, and publications. Much of her work can be found on her website, Forensic Healthcare Online, a space dedicated to helping forensic clinicians access current science and clinical guidance.

Until December of 2012 she served as the Medical Advisor for AEquitas: The Prosecutor’s Resource on Violence Against Women. A forensic nurse examiner since 1995, Dr. Markowitz served as president of the International Association of Forensics Nurses in 2012, and has received IAFN’s Distinguished Fellow award, presented annually in recognition of the impact of one forensic nurse’s work on the advancement of the profession. Dr. Markowitz received a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed her clinical doctorate in nursing (ND) at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado and is board certified as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (Adult/Adolescent).

SAAM Events 2014

saam-logo225x104April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
Attend an event near you.

Please contact your local sexual assault advocacy program for detailed information about your city’s activities.


This list includes Kansas activities known at press time.


Hosted by Options: Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, Inc.

Clothesline Project
April 21 & 22
Fort Hays State University campus (Hays)
McMindes Hall

Teal Up
April 20-26
Start by Believing Sexual Assault Victims...TEAL UP!

We ask that any business/agency that wants to participate contact Options at 800-794-4624 or 785-625-3055. 
Options would be gracious for any pictures of businesses/agencies that participate as it is a competition and winner will be acknowledged.

Walk-A-Mile In Her Shoes
April 14
Colby Community College (west side of the Student Union)

Registration starts at 6:30pm and walk begins at 7:00pm
(Options is not hosting the walk but will be present)



Hosted by: GaDuGi SafeCenter, the Willow Domestic Violence Center, and the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence



Thursday, April 3rd at 7:00pm at Liberty Hall.
Tickets are $10 and $7 for students.

This series of short films by, for, and about women is hosted by GaDuGi SafeCenter, the Willow Domestic Violence Center, and the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. All proceeds will go to the sponsoring agencies and to breast cancer research.

  • Sexual Violence in the Heartland: Thursday, April 10th at 7:00pm at the Union Pacific Depot in North Lawrence. Join community members for an interactive discussion about sexual violence and how you can make a difference for the lives of survivors.
  • Human Trafficking 101: Thursday, April 17th at 7:00pm at the Union Pacific Depot in North Lawrence. Learn more and get involved in GaDuGi SafeCenter’s new Human Trafficking initiatives!
  • Real Talk presents: “It’s Complicated: Healthy LGBTQ Dating & Enthusiastic Consent”: Saturday, April 19th at 1:00pm at the Lawrence Queer Youth Voice drop-in center (Penn House, 1035 Pennsylvania Street) The Real Talk sex ed program hosts the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project to explore healthy sexuality & consent in LGBTQ relationships
  • Every Monday in April from 6-8pm, TCBY/Mrs. Fields proceeds go to support GaDuGi SafeCenter!!

Events flier



Sponsored by: Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center

Second Annual Change the Rules Creative Showcase
April 4, 2014, 5-9 p.m.
Bluebird Arthouse
924 W. Douglas

Performances from 6-8 p.m.

To submit original works or participate as a performer, please contact Robin at 316-263-0185 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Take Back the Night
April 25th
At the corner of 1st & Rock Island

6:30 p.m. - Food, Live Music & Community Fair
8:30 p.m. - Rally & March
9:30 p.m. - Survivor Circle


Event Flier

2014 Budget Restores & Increases Resources for Victims

National Network to End Domestic Violence

But funding still woefully inadequate to meet victims’ needs

Last night Congress passed a 2014 funding bill, restoring significant cuts that had been imposed through sequestration last year. The measure commits increased resources to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) shelter funding. Read more


Editorial - Topeka Capital-Journal - 11-2013


Editorial 11-2013: Domestic violence arrests appallingly low

The winter holiday season will officially begin in a matter of hours. At this time of the year, warm and happy stories about people and events that reflect the season, its festive atmosphere and the presence of a giving spirit are in abundance.

But the news earlier this week included a report by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation that is anything but warm, happy or festive.

According to the KBI’s Domestic Violence, Stalking and Rape in Kansas report for 2012, the number of domestic violence incidents in the state is higher than it has been since 1992 but the number of arrests is down. Read more


Editorial - Wichita Eagle - 11-2013


Editorial 11-2013: Stop domestic violence

The state has a serious and chronic problem with domestic violence, judging from a new Kansas Bureau of Investigation report for 2012 but also from the daily crime news.

Using data from law enforcement agencies around the state, the KBI’s report on Domestic Violence, Stalking and Rape in Kansas found that last year’s reported 24,373 incidents of domestic violence were the most in 20 years of such record keeping, though only a 0.9 percent increase over 2011. The key word is “reported,” as experts believe many more cases occur. Read more


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