The SART listserv promotes ongoing dialogue and information sharing among community and professional organizations/agencies that respond to sexual violence. The SART Listserv supports the safety, justice and autonomy of all victims and survivors of sexual violence; works to meet the needs of underserved/marginalized service providers in the development of SARTs; and creates a forum to enhance the response to systems advocacy and sexual violence prevention initiatives among sexual assault response teams.
With funding from the Office for Victims of Crime and assistance from a national advisory committee, the NSVRC created a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Toolkit to promote the development and implementation of a coordinated, multidisciplinary, and victim-centered first response to victims of sexual assault in communities across the United States and U.S. Territories. The Toolkit Project provides resources to help communities customize their outreach and expand services.
History, Landscape, and Future Directions for SARTs
This map provides a snapshot of when and where SARTs started, how and why they formed and their accomplishments. We welcome you to share your SART history with the NSVRC to help us create a national portrait of SART development. Please note that the NSVRC retains the right to edit and publish submissions to print and electronic publications.
Submit your history by completing the following survey.
This special online collection provides information to help victim service professional engage in a multi-disciplinary dialogue about the issues and challenges involved with addressing the backlog of untested rape kits. It also includes information basic information for victims of sexual assault about the forensic examination process.
The NSVRC wants to learn about innovations happening in your community regarding SART development and sustainability. We are accepting submissions from around the country. We are highlighting practices that strengthen advocacy, law enforcement, healthcare, prosecution, forensic science and build capacity for teams. Read more about how to submit your innovation.
This site is supported by Grant/ Cooperative Agreement No. 1UF2CE002359-02 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.