A multidisciplinary team is a group of area professionals and/or community members that come together for a common cause. CCRs and SARTs are two such multidisciplinary teams whose focus is on sexual assault and/or domestic violence. CCRs may also include community members, whereas SARTs do not.

Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
A Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is a multidisciplinary team that provides direct intervention to sexual assault victims as they interact with the criminal justice system and coordinates effective investigation and prosecution efforts in connection with a report of sexual assault.

Coordinated Community Response Team (CCR)
A Coordinated Community Response Team (CCR) is a multidisciplinary team that provides a coordinated approach to issues around sexual assault and/or domestic violence, while assisting service providers and system members in communication, networking, and collaboration, and bringing to light gaps in protocols or other services needed to support victims.

State Resources
  • Wisconsin Adult Sexual Assault Response Team Protocol (WCASA, 2014) (*available on the Providers page)
  • Wisconsin Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Coordinated Community Response (CCR) Toolkit (WCASA, End Abuse, 2016) (*available on the Providers page)
  • Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) of Wisconsin – This page includes two webinars intended for first responders to cases of suspected maltreatment and links to other resources for multidisciplinary teams.
National Resources
  • NSVRC SART Toolkit (2018) - The SART Toolkit is designed to support SARTs in all aspects of their work, including practical tips for effective teamwork, ideas for expansion, tools for identifying what is most important in each community, best practices, and connections to technical assistance providers to guide development and improvement.
  • Sexual Violence Justice Institute - The Sexual Violence Justice Institute provides expertise in the criminal justice and community response to sexual violence.
  • CCR Equity Webinar Series, Part 1: Working Collaboratively to Address Abuse in Later Life (WCASA & End Abuse, 2018) - This webinar is presented in collaboration with Juanita Davis and Lisa Furr from the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) as they lead participants through a discussion on practical strategies and tips for working collaboratively to enhance supports and services to older survivors.
  • Updates to NSVRC’s SART Toolkit (WCASA, 2018) - Presented by Christina Presenti, SART Project Coordinator, National Sexual Violence Resource Center. A webinar on the newly updated SART Toolkit. NSVRC first released this toolkit in 2011 and is releasing a new revised edition in August 2018.
  • WiSAKI and the SART Response (WCASA, 2018) - Presented by Keeley Crowley, SAKI Project Coordinator, DOJ and Ian Henderson, Director of Legal & Systems Services, WCASA. This webinar discusses resources available for local Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) to respond to SAKI cases, including: victim notification protocols, kit testing data and results and online training opportunities. It also reviews next steps for WiSAKI, including potential legislative reform.
  • Case File Review: A Collaborative Approach (WCASA, 2016) - Presented by Jessica Van Iperen of the Sexual Violence Justice Institute (SVJI) at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA). Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) want to make impactful institutional and system changes. A way to make lasting institutional changes can be through case file review. A process of reviewing case files is an enlightening evaluation tool used to identify areas of opportunity for SARTs to do effective work. This webinar explores the three different approaches the Sexual Violence Justice Institute (SVJI) at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) explored with three different pilot sites. Participants are given concrete tools for conducting case file reviews and key considerations for SARTs to explore before embarking on this endeavor.