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Kristi J. Jarvis

I am a passionate nurse who has experience in many different areas of healthcare from emergency medical services to clinical research and the pharmaceutical industry as well as forensic nursing. I have performed over 500 medical-forensic examinations on individuals ranging in age from 6 months - 104 years old reporting sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence, and/or human sex trafficking in addition to suspects brought in by law enforcement. I have testified for the defense and prosecution in a number of civil and criminal cases.

I come from a family of six who grew up in rural Minnesota. I am an outdoor enthusiast who loves to be active and travel. I have competed in triathlons and have now transitioned into powerlifting. I love sports, especially hockey (I do live in the "State of hockey," after all), and my mini golden doodle named Daisy.

Education, Training, and Experience

I have a unique background of education and experience. I got my start in the medical field as a first responder and emergency medical technician working for an ambulance service in rural MN for over ten years. I then obtained my Associate of Science in Nursing followed by a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and later a Master's Certificate in Forensic Nursing. I completed the required 40-hour training as a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) -adult/adolescent in July 2009 and the pediatric course in February 2014. I have also attended the medical training academy (focused on child abuse), the advanced strangulation training institute, advanced forensic nursing, intimate partner violence examiner training, and just recently (February 2021) completed my certificate in legal nurse consulting. I worked for Regions Hospital SANE program as well as the Hennepin Assault Response Team. In addition to the training I've completed, I have attended a number of conferences covering a variety of topics and provided numerous presentations at the local and national levels to law enforcement, attorneys, healthcare providers, advocacy agencies, social services, and colleges and universities. I worked as a content expert on a project sanctioned by the U.S. State Department in collaboration with the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Forensic Nurses to educate and train medical and law enforcement personnel in Egypt on the processing and handling of sexual assault cases. I have consulted on a variety of civil and criminal cases over the years in the areas of sexual assault, domestic violence, strangulation, child abuse, and human trafficking.

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