Crystal Daye is a member of our Investigative Science Research Program, part of the Center for Police Research and Investigative Science. She specializes in research on policing, sexual assault case reform and forensics.
Currently, Ms. Daye serves as site liaison manager for the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Training and Technical Assistance (SAKI TTA) project, which is a Bureau of Justice Assistance funded effort that assists jurisdictions across the United States with creating a coordinated mutli-disciplinary response sexual assault investigation reform, including addressing evidence found in sexual assault kits (SAKs) that have never been submitted to a crime laboratory and supporting the investigation and prosecution of these cases. She has contributed to many other projects focused on promoting up-to-date technology and best practices among police officers, forensic examiners, sexual assault nurse examiners, victim advocates, and other professionals in the criminal justice system. These include the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence, the Arrest-Related Deaths Program, and the Census of Medical Examiner and Coroner Offices, among other projects.
Ms. Daye joined RTI in 2010. Previously, she managed the Morrisville Police Department’s efforts to achieve and maintain accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies. She also has experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She is a three-time recipient of the RTI President’s Award.