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  NCJ Number: NCJ 209842     Find in a Library
  Title: Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART): Partnering for Success
  Corporate Author: Video/Action
United States of America

Sexual Assault Resource Service
United States of America
  Date Published: 2006
  Page Count: 0
  Series: OVC Videos
  Annotation: This DVD explains how the creation of Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) has improved the quality of the response to victims of sexual assault while enhancing the amount and quality of evidence available for a prosecution.
  Abstract: The DVD features interviews with sexual assault survivors, victim advocates, forensic medical professionals, law enforcement officers, and prosecutors. Each discusses the value of SARTs from his/her perspective. A sexual assault victim praises the SART that handled her case with sensitivity and efficiency, which led to a reduction in her stress and relief when her attacker was apprehended and convicted based on evidence collected by the SART that handled her case. One of the key members of a SART is the sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE), a nurse who has received special training in dealing sensitively with sexual assault victims while collecting evidence from the victim that is critical in making an arrest and obtaining a conviction. In the DVD, a SANE discusses her work. Other issues discussed in the DVD are procedures for obtaining evidence from victims of a drug-induced sexual assault and the use of DNA evidence to apprehend and convict sexual assault suspects.
  Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
  Index Term(s): Evidence collection ; Sexual assault ; Victim services ; Police sexual assault programs ; Case processing ; Multidisciplinary Investigative Team
  Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2005-VX-GX-K005
  Sale Source: OVC Resource Ctr
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
  Type: Program/Project Description
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: DVD, 7 minutes, 30 seconds, closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
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