A Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is a group of faculty and staff on campus who coordinate an immediate, high quality, multidisciplinary, victim-centered response to sexual violence. The SART creates a system to monitor the effectiveness of the response and to promptly address problems in service delivery.
Emilee Truitt, SART Supervisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Cozart, Victim Advocate, email@example.com
Sydney Westry, Victim Advocate, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wanda Sullivan, Victim Advocate, email@example.com
Jennifer Mitchell, Victim Advocate, firstname.lastname@example.org
A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is a registered nurse with advanced education and clinical preparation to conduct medical forensic examinations for victims of sexual assault. A SANE is trained to:
All victims of a recent sexual assault can have the forensice medical exam conducted within 106 hours of the assault (preferred within 72 hours). Victims may choose not to report the assault to law enforcement at the time of the exam.
Report to law enforcement – If the case is report to law enforcement, the Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit should be sent directly to the AL State Police Forensic Laboratory.
Non-report to law enforcement – Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit of victims who choose NOT to report the assault to law enforcement will be anonymously stored at USA Children and Women’s Hospital. Victims may later decide to initiate a report to law enforcement.
The fund provides payment for the initial forensic examinations which is performed on victims of sexual violence for the purpose of obtaining evidence to potentially pursue criminal charges against sexual assault offenders and for the prevention and treatment of venereal disease.
SHC has resources for confidential reporting on campus. Confidential reporters on campus include:
This project was supported by Grant No. 2020-WA-AX-003 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publications/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.