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NCJ Number: 232786 Find in a Library
Title: SART Toolkit: Resources for Sexual Assault Response Teams
Date Published: March 2011
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2004-VF-GX-K007
Document: HTML
Type: Program Description (Model); Reference Material
Format: Web Page/Site
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Web site contains resources for agencies and communities that wish to create or already have created a Sexual Assault Response Team.
Abstract: This Web site from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime provides resources for communities wishing to start a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) or those that already have one and are looking to make it better. SARTs provide assistance to victims of sexual violence who need help in navigating the complicated maze of governmental and community agencies that provide necessary services to the victims who are trying to get their life back after these violent attacks. The Web site contains five main sections: 1) learning about SARTs; 2) developing a SART; 3) how to put the focus on the victim which includes ways for putting the victim first; 4) following innovative and successful practices that relate to advocacy, culturally specific practices, health care, law enforcement, crime labs, prosecution, and collaborative partnerships; and 5) a find tools section that lists tools for responders, team planning tools, and evaluation tools for use by the SART. An additional sidebar on the site lists related sources from the Office for Victims of Violence and other topics related to women and sexual violence.
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Community resources; Community Responses (crime prevention); Office for Victims of Crime (OVC); OVC Resources; Police sexual assault programs; Sexual assault; Sexual assault trauma; Sexual assault victims; Treatment/Therapeutic Community
Note: See NCJ 252125 for the most recent edition of the toolkit.
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