The primary purpose of a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is to provide a resource for communities surrounding systemic response to sexual assault. Although similar to a Coordinated Community Response Team (CCR), a SART is smaller in number and made up of members from four disciplines:
- Law Enforcement
- SANE nurses/medical personnel
Goals of a SART:
- Maximize community safety, protection, and response
- Ensure victim-centered response and access to community resources
- Hold sex offenders accountable
For more information, please contact WCASA's SART/CCR Coordinator, Ginger Francis.
You can view or download the SART Protocol (2011 ed.) here [2MB]
The U.S. Department of Justice has just launched an online SART Toolkit under their Office for Victims of Crime.
- Ending Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) Online Training Institute - newly added module on Sustaining a Coordinated Community Response: Sexual Assault Response and Resource Teams (SARRT) – [EVAW 08]