Looking Back -- Moving Forward:
A Program for Communities Responding to Sexual Assault
This Training Guide is an outgrowth of the
training delivered at two test-sites: Pine Bluff, Arkansas; and Denver, Colorado. The training
is designed to last three days and prepare the participants -- agency and organizational
representatives on the Sexual Assault Interagency Council (SAIC) -- to write protocol. The training stresses, however, that the SAIC should write protocol only after it completes the first
three steps of the developmental process: the Inventory of Existing Services, the Victim
Satisfaction Survey, and the Community Needs Assessment. These preliminary steps are
necessary for the SAIC to identify the multi-agency resources and community needs to be
included in the protocol.
The training also previews the follow-up steps that should occur subsequent to the writing of
protocol: reviewing the interagency agreement, developing training for protocol implementation,
monitoring protocol implementation, and evaluating the impact of protocol on sexual assault
victims and the implementing agencies.
The training is structured to accomplish two major objectives: the first objective is to familiarize
the SAIC with the eight-step process to develop and implement multi-agency/multi-disciplinary,
victim-centered protocol and the second, but no less important, objective is to develop the
multi-disciplinary communication and teamwork necessary to accomplish the first objective.
This Document is available at this time in Paper Back from The National Criminal Justice
Reference Service - 1-800-851-3420, or you may visit their web page at: http://www.ncjrs.gov/
The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.