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Organizations and Programs

Office for Victims of Crime
U.S. Department of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW.
Eighth Floor
Washington, DC 20531
Fax: 202–514–6383
Web site: www.ovc.gov

Violence Against Women Office
U.S. Department of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW.
Washington, DC 20531
Fax: 202–305–2589
Web site: www.justice.gov/ovw

Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
TTY: 1-866-682-8880

For information on additional victim-related resources, please contact:

OVC Resource Center
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
1-800-851-3420 or 301-519-5500 (TTY 1-877-712-9279)
Ask OVC: http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/askovc
Web site: www.ncjrs.gov

OVC provides links to other Web sites as a convenience to its visitors and tries to ensure that the links are current. The inclusion of a link on this document does not constitute an official endorsement, guarantee, or approval by OVC. OVC neither endorses, has any responsibility for, nor exercises any control over the organizations' views or the accuracy of the information contained in those pages. Read the Web site disclaimer for links to other sites.

Sexual Assault Resource Service (SARS)
Web site: www.sane-sart.com

International Association of Forensic Nurses
Web site: www.forensicnurse.org

National Alliance of Sexual Assault Coalitions
Web site: www.taasa.org

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Web site: www.rainn.org

Publications, Curricula, and Videos

SANE Development and Operation Guide
Linda E. Ledray, Ph.D, R.N., F.A.A.N.; Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Washington, D.C., 1999. Available on the Internet at www.sane-sart.com, through the OVC Web site at www.ovc.gov, or by contacting the OVC Resource Center at 1–800-851-3420.

SANE Standards of Practice (1996) and SANE Education Guidelines (1999)
International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN). For more information on these publications, contact IAFN at 6900 Grove Road, Thorofare, NJ 08086–9447, or call 856–848–8356.

Standards for Providing Services to Survivors of Sexual Assault
State of New Jersey, 1998. On the Web site of the Office of the Attorney General, New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice (http://www.state.nj.us/lps/dcj/stand.htm). Deputy Attorney General James A. Gilson can also be contacted at 609–984–6500 for more information about the standards.

Standards of Practice for SANEs
Virginia State Council of Forensic Nurses
Contact: Stacey Lasseter, R.N., M.S.N., Coordinator, Forensic Nurse Examiners
St. Mary's Hospital
5801 Bremo Road
Richmond, VA 23226

SANE Currency of Practice Certification Rules
Texas Office of the Attorney General
Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services Division
Contact: Jo Halligan, C.T.S., Director of Certification
P.O. Box 12548
Austin, TX 78711
Fax: 512–936–1650

Evaluation and Management of the Sexually Assaulted or Sexually Abused Patient
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
P.O. Box 619911
Dallas, TX 75261-9911
Fax: 972–580–2816
Web site: www.acep.org

This 134-page handbook, released in June 1999, covers topics including the development of a coordinated community response plan; the development of a SART; clinical evaluation and management of pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients who have been sexually assaulted or abused; forensic laboratory testing; development of a SANE program; bite mark guidelines; medical-legal photography; use of toluidine blue; and use of the colposcope. The document also addresses issues relating to STDs, HIV, and emergency treatment. The handbook may be ordered at no cost by calling ACEP (dial phone number, then dial 6) or by downloading the document from the ACEP Web site.

The Sexual Assault Examination: Essential Forensic Techniques
American Forensic Nurses
Faye Battiste-Otto, President and CEO
255 North El Cielo Road, Suite 195
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Fax: 760–321–2750
Web site: www.amrn.com

The 1-hour video and accompanying training manual cover the following topics: role of SART members, including sexual assault crisis center advocates; role of forensic nurse examiners; the interview process; the medical-legal examination; forensic evidence collection and photography; chain of custody; and followup care. The video and manual can be purchased through the Internet or by phone for $295.

Sexual Assault: The Health Care Response
Manfred Hochmeister, M.D., and Jamie Ferrell, R.N., R.S.N.
Institute of Legal Medicine
University of Bern
Buehlstrasse 20, CH–3012
Fax: (0041) 011 31 31 631 84 15

The videotape, released in 1999, is a comprehensive guide to the forensic examination and evidence collection of adult female and male sexual assault clients. One version is available for medical personnel and another version for nonmedical personnel. The video, which costs $95, can also be ordered directly from the IAFN Web site listed above or by calling 856–256–2425.

Video on the Tulsa SANE Program
Kathy Bell, Coordinator
Tulsa SANE Program
Tulsa Police Department
600 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK 74103
Fax: 918–596–9330

This free 9-minute videotape provides an overview of the Tulsa, Oklahoma, SANE Program. It discusses sexual assault victims' experiences with the medical-legal system prior to the establishment of the program and how the SANE program improves system response to victims.

Prosecution of Rohypnol and GHB Related Sexual Assault Cases
American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI)
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314

This video and binder set was produced as part of the training series Violence Against Women: The Prosecution of Sexual Assault Cases. It addresses general characteristics of both drugs, offers investigative suggestions, and provides a checklist for possible charges in these cases. It can be purchased through APRI for $30.


Eileen Allen, R.N., B.S.N., SANE Program Coordinator, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Freehold, NJ.

Debbie Andrews, Executive Director, Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, Washington, DC.

Kathy Bell, R.N., Coordinator, SANE Program, Tulsa Police Department, Tulsa, OK.

Suzanne Brown, R.N., B.S.N., SANE Coordinator, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, VA.

Pat Calhoun, Sergeant, Sex Crimes Unit, Tulsa Police Department, Tulsa, OK.

Judy Casteele, Associate Director, Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley, Radford, VA.

Sara Donohue, Coordinator, Sexual Assault Resource and Awareness Program, Alexandria, VA.

Chris Dunnuck, R.N.C., M.S.N., Coordinator, YWCA Nurse Examiner Program, Grand Rapids, MI.

Jamie Ferrell, R.N., B.S.N., C.E.N., SANE Program Director, Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services Division, Office of the Attorney General, Austin, TX.

James A. Gilson, Deputy Attorney General, New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Trenton, NJ.

Pat Groot, Co-Chair, National Alliance of Sexual Assault Coalitions, Charlottesville, VA.

Gail Hutchison, Sexual Assault Services Coordinator, Virginians Aligned Against Sexual Assault, Charlottesville, VA.

Stacey Lasseter, R.N., M.S.N., Coordinator, Forensic Nurse Examiners, St. Mary's Hospital, Richmond, VA.

Linda E. Ledray, R.N., Ph.D., L.P., F.A.A.N., Director, Sexual Assault Resource Service, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN.

Cecelia McKenzie, Director, Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services Division, Texas Office of the Attorney General, Austin, TX.

Sharon Moscinski, Advocacy Program Coordinator, Santa Fe Rape Crisis Center, Inc., Santa Fe, NM.

Carol Odinzoff, R.N., Nurse Coordinator, SART Unit, Bethel, AK.

Suzanna Parkinson, Coordinator, Rape Crisis Center, City of Memphis Sexual Assault Recovery Service, Memphis, TN.

Jill Poarch, R.N., B.S.N., SANE Program Coordinator, Meriter Emergency Services, Madison, WI.

Mark Purcell, Detective, Sex Crimes Unit, Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria, VA.

Diana M. Riveira, Program Manager and Senior Attorney, Violence Against Women Program, American Prosecutors Research Institute, Alexandria, VA.

Val Sievers, SANE Coordinator, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

Patricia A. Smith, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., SART/SANE Coordinator, Matanuska-Susitna Valley Sexual Assault Response Team, Palmer, AK.

Pat Speck, R.N., M.S.N., C.S., F.N.P., Coordinator of Nursing Services, City of Memphis Sexual Assault Recovery Service, Memphis, TN.

Sandy Sylvester, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney, Prince William County, Manassas, VA.

Mary Szaro, President, New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Forensic Nurses.

Alexandra Walker, Staff, An Agenda for the Nation on Violence Against Women, Center for Effective Public Policy, Silver Spring, MD.

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