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Title: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Development & Operation Guide
Author(s): Linda E. Ledray
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 318
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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Language: English
Country: United States of America
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
   
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