National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault

SANE: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners publications

 

Publications:


Protocols - 6

Additional Resources - 12

 

Protocols

 

A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations - Adult/Adolescents A National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations - Adult/Adolescents

 

The Second Edition of the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, published by the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women, offers guidance to jurisdictions in creating and implementing their own sexual assault nurse examiner protocols, as well as recommending specific procedures related to the exam process. This edition, published in April 2013, provides an updated version of previous protocol in existence.

 

 

A Step-by-Step Practitioner Toolkit for Evaluating the Work of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Programs in the Criminal Justice System A Step-by-Step Practitioner Toolkit for Evaluating the Work of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Programs in the Criminal Justice System

 

The goal of this Toolkit is to assist SANE program staff in evaluating how their program affects the reporting, investigation, and prosecution of sexual assault cases in their community.

 

 

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.

 

 

Forensic Packaging and Storage Chart Forensic Packaging and Storage Chart

 

This document, published by the International Association of Forensic Nurses, provides a useful chart concerning forensic packaging and storage.

 

 

National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations - 2nd Edition National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations - 2nd Edition

 

This is the long version of a document summarizes the major categories of revisions made in the second edition of the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations.

 

 

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Development & Operation Guide (1999) Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Development & Operation Guide (1999)

 

This document provides an effective model for sexual assault medical evidentiary exams and offers a multidisciplinary, victim-centered way of responding to sexual assault victims by outlining specific steps to replicate "best practices" for improving the response to victims.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Impact Evaluation of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program (2003) Impact Evaluation of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program (2003)

 

This report details the findings of the University of New Mexico Hospital Emergency Medicine Department's comprehensive outcome evaluation of the Albuquerque Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Collaborative.

 

 

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.

 

 

Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Research Forum: Summary of Research Questions Identified (March 2012) Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Research Forum: Summary of Research Questions Identified (March 2012)

 

On March 28-29, 2012, the Office for Victims of Crime in partnership with the National Institute of Justice held a forum on research related to sexual assault medical forensic examinations (SAMFE). This forum explored gaps in the existing research related to the technical aspects of SAMFE. The goal was to identify research needed to bring a stronger evidence base to the SAMFE. A report was produced describing the conversation of the forum and the identified research needs.

 

 

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.

 

 

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 Role of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner The Role of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

 

This summary, funded by a grant from the Department of Justice's Office of Violence Against Women, discusses the role of sexual assault nurse examiners in prosecuting domestic violence and sexual assault.

 

 

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