For nearly 200 years, the mission of Bon Secours has been to bring compassion to health care and to be Good Help to Those in Need®. The Bon Secours Richmond Forensic Nursing Program is an important part of this mission to serve our community, and has been a critical resource for victims of abuse for 26 years.
Forensic nurses provide community outreach through a variety of ways, including participation in multiple sexual assault and child abuse response teams, as well as community lectures and presentations on sexual assault, human trafficking, strangulation, child abuse, elder abuse and interpersonal violence.
This Bon Secours program is one of only a few across Virginia to be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week serving patients of all ages. These 15 forensic staff members with 10 being full-time nurses, are leaders in their field, serving 42 jurisdictions, partnering with law enforcement, attorneys, child advocacy centers, shelters, social services, victim witness and many others with the goal of identifying and assisting victims. Their patients receive compassionate medical-forensic care, and are provided with resources to obtain justice and see hope for the future.