Virtual Training and Other Sexual Assault Resources for Professionals
- A comprehensive and inexpensive training tool is helping advance skills in collecting sexual assault forensic evidence and preparing it for trial. It was developed by the Office on Violence Against Women in partnership with the National Institute of Justice and Dartmouth Medical School. The Sexual Assault — Forensic and Clinical Management virtual practicum DVD takes viewers through an interactive virtual forensic facility where distinguished faculty, practitioners and legal experts explain the process from first meeting through pretrial to courtroom.
- The Department of Justice's National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations (pdf, 141 pages) provides details on the roles of responders to sexual assault as part of a coordinated community response. The protocol was developed with help from relevant disciplines, such as medical providers, law enforcement, prosecutors, advocates and crime lab personnel.
- The National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners (pdf, 33 pages) is a companion to the national protocol. It offers specialized education for health care providers who wish to practice as sexual assault forensic examiners. The training standards include recommendations for training objectives and topics that will enable a sexual assault forensic examiner to carry out the guidelines outlined by the protocol.
- The International Association of Forensic Nurses provides technical help on carrying out the protocol. Please see the SAFE TA Web site Exit Notice or call 877-819-SART.
- See toolkit for evaluating the effectiveness of SANE programs (pdf, 145 pages).
Date Created: October 29, 2009