SATI, Inc. training is essential for criminal justice
professionals, including police, prosecutors, judges, probation and parole officers. Community-based advocates, social workers, military personnel, state
victim/witness assistance employees, sexual assault forensic examiners
and other medical staff will also greatly benefit by obtaining a clear
understanding of the role of law enforcement and how collaborative efforts can improve coordinated community responses to crimes of sexual
Joanne Archambault, Sergeant (Ret.),
Training Director, SATI, Inc.
Joanne Archambault is the President and Training Director of
SATI, Inc. SATI provides effective, victim centered,
multi-disciplinary training and expert consultation regarding crimes
of sexual assault. In January 2003, Ms. Archambault founded
End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI), a
non-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable training for
all disciplines with an emphasis on the law enforcement investigation
and proper criminal justice responses to sexual assault and domestic
violence. EVAWI also supports and conducts
research on the sexual assault of women and adolescents.
Prior to full time consulting work, Ms. Archambault worked for the San
Diego Police Department for almost 23 years, until her retirement in
October 2002. From 1985 to 1988, she served as a detective in the
Child Abuse Unit. In 1987, she developed the first curriculum for the
investigation of Child Abuse for the San Diego Police and Reserve
Academy. Other assignments included Internal Affairs, the Office of
Equal Employment Opportunity, Patrol and Crimes Against Persons and
Gangs. In 1991, she revamped the sexual assault curriculum at the San
Diego Regional Law Enforcement Academy. During the last ten years of
her service, Sergeant Archambault supervised the Sex Crimes Unit. The
unit has 13 detectives and is responsible for investigating
approximately 1,000 felony sexual assaults within the City of San
Diego each year. During her tenure as supervisor, she co-authored the
San Diego County Sexual Assault
Response Team (SART) Resource Pamphlet and she produced a
video on SART; which is used as a training aid for professionals
responding to sexual assault.
In 1999, Sergeant Archambault worked with the National Center
for Women & Policing to develop the first national sexual assault
training curriculum for law enforcement. To enhance this work, in 2001
she produced a series of training videos entitled,
Sexual Assault Training and
Investigations: The Preliminary Response.
Sergeant Archambault has had the privilege to work on numerous
National advisory boards including the National Institute of Justice,
the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the STOP Violence
Against Women Grants Technical Assistance Project, the American
Prosecutorís Research Institute and the International Association of
Chiefs of Police. Her presentations reflect issues and best practices
from across the United States in addition to the expertise she
developed in San Diego.
Sergeant Archambault has written and co-authored a number of articles
and chapters on various subjects relating to the criminal justice
response to sexual assault crimes. They address topics such as: the
role of law enforcement, the Forensic Examination, the impact of DNA
and overcoming a consent defense. She has lectured extensively to
multi-disciplinary audiences on the role of law enforcement in the
investigation of Sex Crimes throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Sergeant Archambault currently lives with her husband and young
daughter in Washington State where they have a Christmas tree farm.