This document provides a strategy for readying an institution for the implementation of a sexual assault examiner program.
 
Creating an Environment of Care

These recommendations were developed to provide useful and practical guidelines that will standardize the evaluation and management of sexual assault patients.
 Evaluation and Management of the Sexually Assaulted or Sexually Abused Patient

This Violence Against Women Online Resources commissioned document outlines the components of a coordinated Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) model and illustrates the techniques and implementation strategies that should be utilized when gathering forensic evidence post sexual assault.
 
Evidence Collection and Care of the Sexual Assault Survivor: The SANE-SART Response

The Existe Ayuda Toolkit provides a variety of resources and information to help service providers in working with spanish-speaking populations.  This project aims to increase cultural competence and accessibility of services.  The glossaries, presentations, and tools available on this site should assist both spanish-speaking and non-spanish-speaking advocates to provide information, services, and referrals to Latin@s impacted by sexual violence.

 This report provides an overview the National SANE Coordinator Symposium Project in order to increase SANE program development. First National SANE Coordinator Symposium: Final Report and Recommendations  

This is the first comprehensive research report from the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault on New York City’s acute-care response to sexual violence. The study findings will help to improve existing services offered to sexual assault survivors in the acute care setting.
 
How SAFE is New York City? Sexual Assault Services in Emergency Departments

This compilation includes existing tools for assessing intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence (SV) victimization in clinical/healthcare settings. The purpose of this compilation is to provide practitioners and clinicians with the most current inventory of assessment tools for determining IPV and/or SV victimization and to inform decisions about which instruments are most appropriate for use with a given population. This document will aid in the selection of assessment instruments to identify victims requiring additional services. This can help practitioners make appropriate referrals for both victims and perpetrators.
 
Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Victimization Assessment Instruments for Use in Healthcare Settings

The April 2011 issue of the Justice Resource Update newsletter includes information on addressing youth violence, sexual assault kit researchers, information and resources for Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs), and information the prevalence of violence in the workplace.

The primary purpose of this document is to assist examination facilities to minimize the physical and psychological trauma to the adult victim of a sex crime; maximize the probability of collecting and preserving the physical evidence for potential use in the criminal justice system; address important issues surrounding the collection of medical and physical evidence.
 
Kentucky Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Protocol: Hospital/Community Facility Procedural Guidelines for the Forensic and Medical Examination of Adult Sexual Assault Victims in Kentucky

This curriculum provides information about the medical forensic sexual assault examination, and explores some of the legal issues involved in expert testimony and evidence provided through a forensic exam. It addresses some of the limitations on the scope of SANE testimony, as well as limitations as to what the examination findings can actually prove. 

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