This how-to guide provides comprehensive information on the clinical, legal, and operational aspects of developing and administering a community-based sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) program. SANE programs provide a multidisciplinary, victim-centered response to sexual assault victims and enhance the collection of forensic medical evidence to improve prosecution of sex offenders. The Sexual Assault Resource Service in Minneapolis, Minnesota, developed the guide using expertise and lessons learned from existing SANE programs throughout the country. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Development and Operation Guide
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This site is supported by Grant/ Cooperative Agreement No. 1UF2CE002359-01 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.