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Forensic Nurse Examiners of Louisiana (FNE) exists to provide compassionate and competent forensic nursing care to all victims of sexual assault in our communities!
Forensic Nurse Examiners of Louisiana (FNE) is a non-profit organization providing forensic examinations and evidence collection to victims of sexual and domestic violence since 2005.  FNE  works closely with other members of the sexual assault response team (SART). This service has expanded to eight parishes in northern Louisiana.

Organization’s History


Forensic Nurse Examiners of Louisiana (FNE) consists of forensic nurses, with oversight by our medical director and Caddo Parish Coroner, Dr. Todd Thoma.  Our singular goal is to provide quality forensic evaluations to victims of sexual assault or violence.  Forensic Nurse Examiners of Louisiana Inc. was formed as a non-profit entity in December 2005. FNE provides training of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs), or now commonly referred to as Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (SAFE). The primary mission of FNE is to obtain an unbiased collection of forensic evidence from victim of sexual or domestic violence.

It is the philosophy of Forensic Nurse Examiners of Louisiana, Inc. to use a “victim centered” approach applied to the care of each patient and examination performed.

For more information on how to support this cause, see the “How to Support” page.



2010 - present

2010 - present

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