A public health analyst in RTI’s Policing Research Program, Amanda Young previously worked in the Burlington, NC, police department, where she assisted victims of crimes in navigating the court system and finding available community services. At RTI, Ms. Young is a site liaison for the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) team, where she interacts with each of her assigned sites in regard to data collection, training, and technical assistance needs; assists with logistics; and provides key guidance in navigating sites through their SAKI goals.
In addition to her role as a site liaison, Ms. Young oversees communications and TTA coordination, supports the structure of SAKI webinars, and assists with logistical planning for symposiums and regional training events. She has also participated in a project focusing on sexual assault kit processing efficiency and in the development of a law enforcement agency roster. Her research interests include sexual assault, human trafficking, policing and investigative sciences, and domestic- and intimate-partner violence.