SANE: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners publications
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.
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.
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.
This document, published by the International Association of Forensic Nurses, provides a useful chart concerning forensic packaging and storage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.