24 Mar 2016

Prostituted and Sexually Trafficked Persons are Rape Victims, Too

What everyone — SANE and SART professionals especially — should know Authored By: Lisa Thompson, Vice President and Director of Education and Outreach, National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) As former Manhattan sex crimes prosecutor Linda Fairstein observed in her book Sexual Violence: Our War against Rape, it is unlikely that any “lifestyle exposes a woman to the...
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23 Oct 2015

Four Different SARTs, One Simple Fact

Authored By: Committed coordinators build strong SARTs Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) are a community-based response to rape. A SART provides victims with necessary care and services, including medical, legal and advocacy. The team coordinates investigation and prosecution of the crime with the objective of providing justice for the victim. The SART movement began in...
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14 Aug 2015

For Victims, rape is horrific.
Sometimes, so is the justice system.

First in a three-part series on the impact and importance of sexual assault response teams (SARTs). Rape is one of the most traumatic events or woman or man may face. It’s emotionally wrenching and often physically traumatizing, as well. Rape can strip the victim of a sense of self and self-worth. It can lead to...
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11 Aug 2015

Sexual Assault Response Teams:
Supporting victims, facilitating justice.

Second in a three-part series on the impact and importance of sexual assault response teams (SARTs). In the U.S., a reported sexual assault occurs every two minutes [1] According to the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) National Crime Victimization Survey, there is an average of 293,066 sexual assault and rape victims (age 12 or older)...
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2 Aug 2015

Start a SART:
Many tools and resources are available

Last in a three-part series on the impact and importance of sexual assault response teams (SARTs) Since their inception in the 1970s, Sexual assault response teams, or SARTs, have become valuable community assets for supporting rape victims, investigating the crime, prosecuting perpetrators and seeing justice served. Today, more than 700 SARTs operate throughout the U.S....
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31 Jul 2015

Rape: How You Can Support Victim Recovery

Sexual assault can happen to anyone. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) says that each year there are about 293,000 sexual assaults— about every 2 seconds (Sexual Assault Statistics). About 80% of the time the victim knows the perpetrator. But 68% of the time, the victim doesn’t report the crime [1]. Why? Victims stay silent...
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