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Catherine Johnson
 
Catherine Johnson is a Marine Forces Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Coordinator (SARC) assigned to the Marine Forces Special Operations Command at Camp Lejeune NC.

Prior to accepting the position with the Marine Corps, Catherine was an Instructor/Training Coordinator with the North Carolina Justice Academy assigned to develop and implement training for law enforcement on the topic of violence against women. Before moving to North Carolina, Catherine was a senior detective assigned to the Sex Crime Section of the Special Victims Unit within the Kansas City Missouri Police Department. Catherine has over ten years of law enforcement experience with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department and has had over 400 hours of training in advanced police studies, specifically in sex crimes investigations and crisis intervention. While in Kansas City Catherine served as a member of the Intimate Partner Violence Taskforce with Truman Medical Center, as an Advisory Board Member with the Kansas City Alliance Against Human Trafficking, as a board member for COVERSA (Collection of Victim Evidence Regarding Sexual Assault), and as a Distinguished Fellow with the Missouri Chapter of the International Association of Forensic Nurses. Catherine is currently an Associate Board Member of Project GHB and serves on the Board of Directors with End Violence Against Women International.

While employed with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department Catherine assisted in training new officers for the Crisis Intervention Team as well as new recruits on what to expect if they are asked to handle a call involving a victim of rape. She has developed multiple training courses regarding the investigation of sexual assault. These trainings have been delivered at multidisciplinary conferences around the country, including Kansas City, MO; Columbia, MO; New Orleans, LA;  Portsmouth and Manchester, NH, Choctaw, MS, Denver CO, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition, Catherine developed training for sexual assault nurse examiners and advocate volunteer training in the Kansas City area on what to expect from law enforcement during a sex crimes investigation

Catherine has received several awards in recognition for her excellence, commitment, dedication, and tireless devotion to victims of sexual assault. Catherine received a Certificate of Appreciation from Crimestoppers; a Meritorious Service Award, two Certificate of Commendations, and the CIT Officer of the Year Award from the Kansas City Missouri Police Department; a Visionary Award from St. Luke’s Hospital Forensic Care Program in 2009; CIT Officer of the Year from NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill); and the Sara Andrasek Memorial Award from Platte County Prosecutor’s Office.
 
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