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

Sexual Assault Resource Service
United States of America
Date Published: 2006
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
OVC Resource Ctr
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sexual Assault Resource Service
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Washington, DC 20007
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
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
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): Case processing; Evidence collection; Multidisciplinary Investigative Team; Police sexual assault programs; Sexual assault; Victim services
Note: DVD, 7 minutes, 30 seconds, closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
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