National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault

SART: Sexual Assault Response Teams publications

 

Publications:


Protocols - 9

Additional Resources - 22

 

Protocols

 

A Model Protocol for Response to Adult Sexual Assault Cases A Model Protocol for Response to Adult Sexual Assault Cases

 

This document, produced by the New Hampshire Governor's Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, outlines New Hampshire's model Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) protocol.

 

 

Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault - Statewide Sexual Assault Response Team Manual Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault - Statewide Sexual Assault Response Team Manual

 

This document is a protocol for all Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) in Colorado.

 

 

Comprehensive Policy on Sexual Assault Comprehensive Policy on Sexual Assault

 

This document, authored by the Indian Health Service (IHS), discusses IHS's comprehensive policy on sexual assault. Some of the notable topics that IHS's policy tackles are: confidentiality, GLBTQI survivors, elderly survivors, chain of custody issues, evidentiary issues, SART training, and proper sexual assault examinations.

 

 

Developing a Sexual Assault Response Team Developing a Sexual Assault Response Team

 

This document, authored by the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, outlines a model Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) protocol for the state of Kentucky.

 

 

Guidelines for Child Advocacy Centers in Indian Country Guidelines for Child Advocacy Centers in Indian Country

 

This document, produced by the National Children's Alliance, discusses the best practices for establishing child advocacy centers in Indian Country. Some of the topics that this document advises on include: interviewing child victims and witnesses; interviewing non-offending family members; providing assessment and mental health treatment for children and non-offending family members; providing on-site consultation for team members; conducting multidisciplinary team case review meetings; conducting Board of Directors meetings; providing a place for liaison staff to work on cases; providing a place for interagency meetings; providing consistent, comfortable place for all personnel to be introduced to the child; medical exams, court preparation, victim advocacy, meetings with prosecutors; and providing a place for children and witnesses to wait prior to a court hearing.

 

 

Guidelines for Community Response to Sexual Assault in Alaska Guidelines for Community Response to Sexual Assault in Alaska

 

This document outlines Alaska's Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) protocol.

 

 

North Dakota Model Law Enforcement Sexual Assault Policy North Dakota Model Law Enforcement Sexual Assault Policy

 

This document outlines a model Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) protocol for the state of North Dakota.

 

 

Oregon State Sexual Assault Protocol Handbook Oregon State Sexual Assault Protocol Handbook

 

This document discusses Oregon's Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) protocol.

 

 

Pennsylvania SART Guidelines Pennsylvania SART Guidelines

 

This document, authored by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, discusses guidelines for Pennsylvania's Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART).

 

 

Additional Resources

 

Adolescent Sexual Assault Victims' Experiences with SANE-SARTs and the Criminal Justice System (May 2011) Adolescent Sexual Assault Victims' Experiences with SANE-SARTs and the Criminal Justice System (May 2011)

 

The purpose of this report, which was funded by the National Institute of Justice and written by Lisa C. Newark, was to examine adolescent sexual assault victims' help-seeking experiences with the legal and medical systems in two Midwestern communities that have different models of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) / Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) interventions.

 

 

AI/AN Sexual Assault Response Team Model AI/AN Sexual Assault Response Team Model

 

This flowchart, developed by the Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime, gives a visual representation of how the agency plans to enhance AI/AN communities' capacity to provide high-quality, multidisciplinary services and support for adult and child victims of sexual violence, including assessing AI/AN victims' access to sexual assault nurse examiners.

 

 

Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Recommendations to Improve the Criminal Justice System Response to Child Victims and Witnesses (June 1999) Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Recommendations to Improve the Criminal Justice System Response to Child Victims and Witnesses (June 1999)

 

This Office for Victims of Crime monograph describes the best practices and programs that focus on the most effective response to child victims and child witnesses by all those who work in our criminal justice system.

 

 

Defending Childhood Defending Childhood

 

This report, commissioned by the United States Attorney General, discusses challenges presented by underage survivors of crimes, including teens who have survived sexual assault.

 

 

Establishing Victim Services within a Law Enforcement Agency: The Austin Experience Establishing Victim Services within a Law Enforcement Agency: The Austin Experience

 

This Office for Victims of Crime bulletin describes the Austin, Texas's police department's victim services and the benefits they have received from providing victim services.

 

 

Evaluating Children's Advocacy Centers' Response to Child Sexual Abuse (August 2008) Evaluating Children's Advocacy Centers' Response to Child Sexual Abuse (August 2008)

 

This report, published by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), presents an overview of a four-site evaluation of Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs), which were established to provide a sensitive environment for child sexual abuse victims and other child-maltreatment victims, as well as their families, in the course of investigating their cases.

 

 

Handbook on Justice for Victims Handbook on Justice for Victims

 

This handbook, developed by the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, outlines the basic steps in developing comprehensive assistance services for victims of crime.

 

 

How the Justice System Responds to Juvenile Victims: A Comprehensive Model (December 2005) How the Justice System Responds to Juvenile Victims: A Comprehensive Model (December 2005)

 

This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Bulletin describes the major elements of the justice system for juvenile victims and what is known about how cases move through it.

 

 

Improving Criminal History Records in Indian Country, 2004-2006 Improving Criminal History Records in Indian Country, 2004-2006

 

This report, compiled by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, discusses the achievements of the Tribal Criminal History Records Improvement Program (T-CHRIP) which provides grants to federally recognized tribes to improve data sharing across tribal, state and national criminal records systems. This report summarizes the history, goals and objectives of T-CHRIP and discusses allowable activities supported by the program. The report details T-CHRIP-funded projects aimed at improving public safety in Indian Country by enhancing the quality, completeness, and accessibility of criminal history records and by facilitating the implementation of background check systems for criminal justice and noncriminal justice purposes.

 

 

Our Aging Population: Promoting Empowerment, Preventing Victimization, and Implementing Coordinated Interventions: A Report of Proceedings Our Aging Population: Promoting Empowerment, Preventing Victimization, and Implementing Coordinated Interventions: A Report of Proceedings

 

Reports on a national symposium on elder victimization, which featured approaches to bringing together professionals from the public safety, social service, and health care fields. This Office of Justice Programs report provides a detailed summary of all the sessions and includes short descriptions of the featured programs.

 

 

Report to the U.S. Attorney General on Improving Federal Agency Response to Sexual Violence in Tribal Nations: Issues and Recommendations Report to the U.S. Attorney General on Improving Federal Agency Response to Sexual Violence in Tribal Nations: Issues and Recommendations

 

This 2014 Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) report from the National Coordination Committee on the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Sexual Assault Response Team (SANE-SART) Initiative examines federal response to adult and child victims of sexual violence in tribal nations and reports recommendations for improvement.

 

 

Safe Harbor: A School-Based Victim Assistance/Violence Prevention Program (December 2002) Safe Harbor: A School-Based Victim Assistance/Violence Prevention Program (December 2002)

 

This Office for Victims of Crime bulletin describes Safe Harbor, a promising practice for addressing violence prevention and victim assistance issues in schools. It summarizes implementation issues and program evaluation results at 10 replication sites around the United States. This bulletin is useful for teachers, administrators, and victim assistance professionals.

 

 

Serving Crime Victims and Witnesses 2nd Edition (February 1997) Serving Crime Victims and Witnesses 2nd Edition (February 1997)

 

This resource provides a detailed discussion of strategies for planning, implementing, and refining victim assistance programs, with examples of program operations and activities, as well as suggestions of resources for further assistance.

 

 

Sexual Assault Response Team Initiative Summary Sexual Assault Response Team Initiative Summary

 

This summary, developed by the Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime, discusses how the agency seeks to improve AI/AN access to sexual assault nurse examiners and sexual assault response teams.

 

 

Sexual Assault Response Teams: Resource Guide for the Development of a Resource Guide for the Development of a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) in Tribal Communities Sexual Assault Response Teams: Resource Guide for the Development of a Resource Guide for the Development of a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) in Tribal Communities

 

This 2008 report developed by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) provides guidelines and resource tools for the development and implementation of Sexual Assault Response Teams in Tribal communities.

 

 

Systems Change Analysis of SANE Programs: Identifying the Mediating Mechanisms of Criminal Justice System Impact (January 2009) Systems Change Analysis of SANE Programs: Identifying the Mediating Mechanisms of Criminal Justice System Impact (January 2009)

 

This is the final report in a National Institute of Justice funded study. This project determined whether adult sexual assault cases in a Midwestern community were more likely to be investigated and prosecuted after the implementation of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program, and if so, which "critical ingredients" of the SANE program contributed to the improvements in sexual assault case-processing.

 

 

Systems Change Analysis of SANE Programs: Identifying the Mediating Mechanisms of Criminal Justice System Impact Project Summary (January 2009) Systems Change Analysis of SANE Programs: Identifying the Mediating Mechanisms of Criminal Justice System Impact Project Summary (January 2009)

 

This is the project summary of a National Institute of Justice funded study. This project determined whether adult sexual assault cases in a Midwestern community were more likely to be investigated and prosecuted after the implementation of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program, and if so, which "critical ingredients" of the SANE program contributed to the improvements in sexual assault case-processing.

 

 

The National Coordination Committee on the American Indian/Alaska Native Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Sexual Assault Response Team Initiative  Final  Report (June 2014) The National Coordination Committee on the American Indian/Alaska Native Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Sexual Assault Response Team Initiative Final Report (June 2014)

 

This document is the Report to the U.S. Attorney General on Improving Federal Agency Response to Sexual Violence in Tribal Nations: Issues and Recommendations.

 

 

The Response to Sexual Assault: Removing Barriers to Services and Justice The Response to Sexual Assault: Removing Barriers to Services and Justice

 

This document, produced by the Michigan Sexual Assault Systems Response Task Force, analyzes the current Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) model in Michigan and makes suggestions for improvement.

 

 

Understanding and Improving Law Enforcement Responses to Human Trafficking, Final Report (February 2008) Understanding and Improving Law Enforcement Responses to Human Trafficking, Final Report (February 2008)

 

This study, which was funded and distributed by the National Institute of Justice, sought the opinions of service providers for deaf sexual assault victims and the views of members of the deaf community, in order to identify service gaps for these victims and how law enforcement agencies can be a more effective resource for them.

 

 

Understanding the Needs of the Victims of Sexual Assault in the Deaf Community (October 2005) Understanding the Needs of the Victims of Sexual Assault in the Deaf Community (October 2005)

 

This study, which was funded and distributed by the National Institute of Justice, sought the opinions of service providers for deaf sexual assault victims and the views of members of the deaf community, in order to identify service gaps for these victims and how law enforcement agencies can be a more effective resource for them.

 

 

Victim Services: Promising Practices in Indian Country (November 2004) Victim Services: Promising Practices in Indian Country (November 2004)

 

This monograph, funded and distributed by the Office for Victims of Crime, describes promising practices for assisting victims of violence and abuse in 12 Indian Country locations throughout the United States. Each description includes the program’s keys to success, relevant demographic data, and a contact for further information.

 

 

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This project was supported by  Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K045 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women. Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessary represent the official position of the U.S. Department of Justice. All rights reserved. | Privacy policy