This report provides the results of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s SANE Sustainability training and technical project. The evaluation of the Sustainability Project consisted of two primary components: 1) assessment of a train-the-trainer program and 2) evaluation of the onsite technical assistance program. The purpose was to document the nature of technical assistance provided and assess the degree to which their assistance has been useful to the selected programs.
The Violence Against Women Act of 2005 requires that sexual assault victims must not be required to file law enforcement reports in order to receive free exams. This study examined how states are meeting these goals. It found that victim compensation funds are by far the largest funder of exams across the country. In the 19 jurisdictions included in case studies, victims generally received free exams without having to report if they did not want to. However, barriers to even accessing the exam prevent some victims from seeking help.
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