This bulletin from the Office for Victims of Crime describes the SANE program, designed to improve sexual assault medical evidentiary exams, and its value to victims and their communities. Information and resources to encourage individuals and agencies to explore starting a SANE program are provided.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner [SANE] Programs: Improving the Community Response to Sexual Assault Victims

This manual provides recommendations for law enforcement, medical, advocacy and forensic science professionals on the identification, collection and preservation of physical evidence and the minimization of trauma to victim/survivors of sexual assault.
Texas Evidence Collection Manual

The Ohio Protocol for Sexual Assault Forensic and Medical Exams was created in order to provide comprehensive, standardized, non-judgmental, equitable treatment of survivors of sexual assault.
 
Ohio Protocol on Sexual Assault Forensic and Medical Examination

These National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners include recommendations for training objectives and topics that will enable an examiner to implement the recommendations.  This publication is a companion for a National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, which was released in September 2004.
 
National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners

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 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

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 resource contains bibliographic information on classic and current sexual assault and forensic nursing articles, research papers, and book references used in the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault SANE Training and Education Curriculum.

SANE Curriculum Bibliography Revised

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

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

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