The webcast from the 2019 NIST Evidence Management Conference is now available for free on-demand viewing.
The issue of evidence management has become a national concern for several reasons, including the movement to resolve sexual assault kit backlogs, headlines describing problems in evidence rooms and scientific advances that have led to an increase in the amount of evidence being submitted and stored. The infrastructure and technology necessary to manage the growing amount of collected evidence has not improved and the lack of interoperability between stakeholders remains a challenge.
The three-day Evidence Management Conference fostered awareness of this issue by discussing the state of the industry and by sharing successes, lessons learned and best practices. The event provided an opportunity for a candid discussion between law enforcement executives, criminal justice practitioners, policy makers, and the legal community from around the nation on the important issues of evidence management.