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SARTs and Confidentiality

A much discussed, misunderstood term in the world of Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs): confidentiality. The theme of this month is dedicated to the critical…

Resource Spotlight: Resource Sharing Project (RSP)

This month, we’ve talked about some of the challenges and benefits of a dual team. The reality for many rural service providers is that they…

Focus and Dual Teams: Benefits

Last week, we talked about the dual-focused violence response teams. Specifically, I addressed some of the very big challenges faced by dual teams. This post…

SARTs and PREA: Important Considerations

It is important for SARTs to take into consideration the ways services for victims/survivors in custody can differ from those for victims/survivors in the community.

Focus and Dual Teams: Challenges

Many rural communities struggle to maintain multiple teams devoted to responding to multiple forms of violence. I frequently get asked if the community can just…

SART Foundations: Why Focus on Adult Sexual Violence?

This month, I want to tackle the question of team focus. When I say “team focus,” what I mean is the sort of crimes the…

Without a Trace: Approaches to Resolving the Issue of Missing Members

Participating in the work of a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), especially if it’s long-term, can result in representatives struggling to attend meetings regularly. It…

Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) Statement on Proposed Title IX Changes

On Friday November 16, 2018, the Department of Education released a proposal to amend the regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments…

Resources Spotlight: Transgender Survivors

Yesterday was the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20). This is a day that honors all of the Trans identified folks who have been…