Four Different SARTs, One Simple Fact

Authored By: Lorraine L. Davis Chief Operating Officer & SANE Coordinator, YWCA of Hawai`i Island, Hilo, Hawai`i Cheryl Eleshansky Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Coordinator, Native Village of Eyak, Cordova, Alaska Pamela Terrill, MS, ARNP, SANE-A SART and SANE Coordinator, Johnson County (Iowa City), Iowa Brooke Huber Sexual Assault Response Team Lead. SCIT Behavioral Health, Nami Migizi … Read more

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) … Read more

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 … Read more