Looking Back--Moving Forward: A Program for Communities Responding to Sexual Assault Training Guide

Looking Back -- Moving Forward:
A Program for Communities Responding to Sexual Assault
Training Guide

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/

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