International Expertise

Reaching Around the World…

Meredith currently provides international expertise for the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), a forensic science program spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Justice.

ICITAP began in 1986 to provide assistance to law enforcement agencies in support of United States foreign policy. Since its creation, ICITAP has conducted projects in over 60 countries assisting with institutional development, training of law enforcement personnel, donation of equipment, and enhancement of forensic capabilities.

Meredith’s assignments have taken her to Kosovo, Tanzania, Mozambique, Liberia, Paraguay, Algeria, Columbia, Mexico and Bangladesh.  Operating and providing hands-on training in the international forensic community ensures a global approach and an awareness of advancements made by the international community.  More information about these experiences may be viewed under the tab “‘Press”.

Meredith served as the lead consultant with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) located in Vienna, Austria. Along with a panel of experts and staff from the UNODC, Meredith created the Guide for the development of forensic document examination capacity to be used by officials in both donor and beneficiary countries in the efforts to design, build, and strengthen forensic document examination capacity.  As part of this process, Meredith visited several international laboratories to assess capacities, equipment, and personnel.

To learn more, click “UNODC“.