Welcome to the New Jersey Chapter

           Welcome to the New Jersey Chapter   


 To develop, support, and promote forensic nursing by providing networking, educational conferences, and accessible information on forensic events across the state and country. We look to the International Association of Forensic Nurses for the model we will follow and in the standards we will set for ourselves as forensic nurses. 


The New Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Forensic Nurses is an organization formed to promote and support the specialty of Forensic Nursing throughout the State of New Jersey. 

Forensic Nursing is the application of Nursing Science to the Administration of Justice.

 New Jersey Chapter - IAFN
PO Box 8561
Trenton, NJ 08650 





 NJ Forensic Nurse Programs 

Atlantic County 609.601.9925 
Bergen County 201.226.5635
Burlington County 609.265.5894
Camden County  856.365.3111
Cape May County 609.463.5163
Cumberland County  609.453.0486
Essex County  973.753.1156
Gloucester County 856.384.5555
Hudson County 201.795.6400
Hunterdon County 908.788.1129
Mercer County  609.278.4880
Middlesex County  732.745.3338
Monmouth County  732.431.7160
Morris County 973.285.6367
Ocean County 732.292.2027
Passaic County  973.837.7652
Salem County  856.935.7510
Somerset County  908.575.3426
Sussex County  973.579.8962
Union County  908.558.6948
Warren County 908.475.6049

What is Forensic Nursing

Forensic Nurses specialize in caring for victims and perpetrators of violence. They care for the physical, psychological, and social trauma that occurs in patients who have been assaulted or abused. Forensic nurses also have a specialized knowledge of the legal system and collect evidence, provide medical testimony in court, and provide consultation to legal authorities. To learn more about Forensic Nursing, please visit the IAFN website.


Our Events

Save the Date

November 28th, 2017

NJ-IAFN Fall 2017

Forensic Nursing Conference

NJ-IAFN Educational Opportunity


Hosted by the

New Jersey Chapter of the

International Association of Forensic Nurses

CE- pending contact hour application approval



Sex tourism and extortion of children

Physical and sexual assault related to cybercrimes

Sex trafficking associated with online victimization

NEAR- Neurobiology, Epigenetics, ACEs, and Resilience

ACE study



Sharon Cooper, MD, FAAP

Forensic Pediatrician


Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Location: Seaview Resort and Golf Club, Galloway, NJ 08205

Times: Registration: begins at 8:15 a.m.

       Conference:  8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fee: Members:$80  Non-Members:$100  LE:$100





Chapter Officers

Eileen Caraker

President Elect
Debee Gash

Corresponding Secretary
Suzanne Liccardo

Recording Secretary
Chris Swain

Jane Cleary

General Information/Webmastress
Jane Reynolds


In The Know

Sexual Assault Examination Across the Lifespan

Monmouth University

Next training 

Wednesdays, January 3, 10, 17 & 24, from 5:00 pm-9:00 pm & Saturday, January 13 from 9:00 am-5:30 pm

Registration form:  https://www.monmouth.edu/uploadedFiles/Content/School_of_Nursing_-_Health_Studies/continuing-education/SANEJan2018.pdf   


Our Community

NJ Forensic Nurse Program Coordinators

Most programs are seeking RN's

Atlantic County lois.worth@acwc.org  
Bergen County jcleary@bcpo.net
Burlington County smichalke@burlington.nj.us
Camden County  mclaughlint@ccprosecutor.org
Cape May County lrybicki@cmcpros.net
Cumberland County  chrissw@cumberland.nj.us
Essex County  Chrisitne.Ruggerio@njecpo.org
Gloucester County ecaraker@co.gloucester.nj.us
Hudson County      
Hunterdon County tknight@co.hunterdon,nj.us
Mercer County jreynolds@mercercounty.org
Middlesex County Eileen.aiossa@co.middlesex.nj.us
Monmouth County    eallen@mcponj.us
Morris County arachel@morris.co.nj.us
Ocean County dvelardi@co.ocean.nj.us
Passaic County  jhatt@passaiccountynj.org
Salem County  Toni.seibert@salemcountynj.org
Somerset County  swilliams@co.somerset.nj.us
Sussex County  Patricia.lynch@atlantichealth.org
Union County  ddifabio@ucnj.org
Warren County  pgrzybowski@co.warren.nj.us


What's Hot

The New Jersey Chapter of IAFN strongly supports the Forensic Nurse Coordinators' Association position statement, "Testing of Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Kits and Patient Consent."

FNCA Position Statement KIT TESTING.docx





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