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New Year, New Opportunities for Your SART

Welcome to a new decade! The New Year gives us the opportunity to reflect on the past and look toward the future (It is 2020,…

Collaborating with Corrections: PREA and Beyond

As with all SART work, improving the response to sexual violence in correctional facilities will be an ongoing process. There are a number of ways…

Corrections and SARTs: Relationship Building

SARTs can have a range of relationships with the correctional facilities in their service area. There are multiple ways SARTs and correctional facilities can have…

Partnering with Corrections

This month, we’ll be talking about how SARTs can expand their response to the sexual violence that occurs in jails, prisons, and other detention and…

Supporting a Coordinator: Who else can provide support?

A coordinator’s team and home agency are their primary support network. But, sometimes that isn’t enough. Coordinators often benefit from seeking external sources of support.

Supporting a Coordinator: What do coordinators need from their team?

Outside of their home agency, the team is the most important source of support for a SART coordinator. Teams often rely on the coordinator to…

Supporting a Coordinator: What Do Coordinators Need from their Supervisor and Home Agency?

The greatest source of support for a coordinator is often their home agency. That is both their direct supervisor, their colleagues, and their agency/organization as…

Introduction/Supporting a Coordinator

Before we dive into this month’s blog series, I wanted to take a quick moment to introduce myself. I am Jolene Engelking, the Rural Projects…

SARTs and Creating Conditions for Disclosure: Knowledgeable and Prepared Service Providers

In this blog, we have previously talked about responding to the full spectrum of victim/survivor needs. The work of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is…

SARTs and Creating Conditions for Disclosure: Equitable Access to Services

As we continue to talk about creating conditions of disclosure, it is essential to talk about how and where victims/survivors have access to services. Access…