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National Sexual Assault Response Team Training Conference

Since 2001, OVC has funded the biennial National Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Training Conference. National experts in the five SART disciplines present conference workshops and keynotes on a multidisciplinary, victim-centered approach to sexual assault for SART professionals, including sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) and other medical personnel, crime lab specialists, law enforcement, prosecutors, and victim advocates. Attendance has increased with each successive conference. Approximately 820 SART professionals attended the Fourth National SART Training Conference, held in Tampa, Florida, on May 30-June 1, 2007. Evaluations from past conferences indicated a need for highly specialized training. As a result, a new track, the Interactive Sexual Assault Scenario, was introduced in 2007. This track provides a unique training opportunity for SARTs to better understand the role of their team members by working together to solve the crime scenario. For more information, visit www.sane-sart.com.

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