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  NCJ Number: NCJ 170609   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Development & Operation Guide
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Linda E. Ledray
  Date Published: 1999
  Page Count: 318
  Annotation: This guide describes the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program for responding to victims of sexual assault.
  Abstract: The SANE program, developed in 1976, is a multidisciplinary, victim-centered way of helping sexual assault victims. Trained, experienced SANE practitioners help to preserve the victim's dignity, enhance medical evidence collection for better prosecution, and promote community involvement and concern with crime victims and their families. The document contains 14 chapters with detailed information on the values, missions, and goals of several SANE programs, along with suggestions on how to establish and operate them. Chapters discuss: (1) the history and development of SANE programs; (2) program models; (3) a community approach; (4) assessing the feasibility of a SANE program; (5) funding; (6) starting, staffing, and operating a SANE program; (7) pediatric SANE exam; (8) policies and procedures; and (9) maintaining a healthy, ongoing program. Figures, tables, appendixes, glossary, bibliography
  Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
  Index Term(s): Evidence collection ; Community involvement ; Victim services ; Victim medical assistance ; Sexual assault victims ; Rape investigations ; Victim services training ; Rape investigation training ; OVC grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 96-VF-GX-K012
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  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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