• Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE)

  • Support for a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program is needed in the Emergency Department at St. Anthony North Hospital.

    Necessary funding includes staff training and equipment. Hundreds of cases per year have occurred within Adams, Jefferson and Denver counties. This is a collaborative program with Advocates for Victims of Assault and local law enforcement.

    Benefits of a SANE program include:

    • Specially educated and trained staff
    • Expert witness for trial
    • An advocate for the victim
    • Increased and coordinated resources for the victim
    • Provides valuable community service
    • Increases victim reporting rates
    • Consistent, quality evidence collection
    • Increases prosecution rates of perpetrators
    • Provides solid, credible and neutral courtroom testimony

    COST: $240,000 for the first year; ongoing costs of $90,000 per year

    Federal Funding provided by the Colorado Recovery Act

     


     

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