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Accession Number PB2013-105283
Title Implementation of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Practitioner Evaluation Toolkit.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 145p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract To address the under-reporting and under-prosecution of adult sexual assaults, communities throughout the United States have implemented multidisciplinary interventions to improve post-assault care for victims and the criminal justice system response. One such model is the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program whereby specially trained nurses provide comprehensive psychological, medical, and forensic services for sexual assault. Previous studies have found that SANE programs can lead to significant increases in sexual assault prosecution rates, but these findings need to be interpreted with caution because SANE programs have proliferated much faster than evaluative data have been generated to guide practice. The purpose of this project was to conduct an implementation evaluation of the SANE Practitioner Evaluation Toolkit. We selected six SANE programs (two rural, two mid-sized, and two urban) and provided comprehensive technical assistance to help these programs work through the steps in the Toolkit so that they could evaluate whether their programs were having a beneficial impact on prosecution rates. This technical assistance included: the Toolkit itself, group conference calls, webinars, individual consultation by phone and email, and in-person site visits. In addition, we collected multiple sources of process data (e.g., field notes, qualitative interviews, quantitative satisfaction surveys) to examine whether the resources provided to the sites were in fact helpful and increased their evaluation capacity.
Keywords Crisis intervention
Patient care
Sex crimes
Sexual assault
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner(SANE)

Source Agency Office of Justice Programs.
NTIS Subject Category 91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
92C - Social Concerns
Corporate Author Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Dept. of Psychology.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1312
Contract Number NCJ-2009-MU-MU-0002

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