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Medical Response

With special funding from Minnesota’s Office of Justice Programs at the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, SVJI@MNCASA facilitates the Statewide Medical Forensic Policy Program (SMFPP). Medical forensic exams exist to provide victims a medical and forensic evaluation after a sexual assault takes place.

The Statewide Medical Forensic Policy Program works to improve consistency regarding medical forensic exam access, quality, and payment processes for sexual assault victims across the state of Minnesota.

Statewide Medical Forensic Policy Program Training and Support Initiatives include:

  • Facilitating statewide workgroups to address medical forensic issues.
  • Creating and providing training for medical professionals to improve the medical forensic response in Minnesota.
  • Maintaining online resources available 24/7 to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners and medical forensic examiners.
  • Improving SANE sustainability and networking across the state.
  • Coordinating SANE trainings in Minnesota.
  • Providing technical assistance to programs, hospitals, health professionals, and others who have questions or concerns about exam billing, clinical best practices, state and federal laws regarding medical forensic exams, how to improve your medical forensic response, and any other topics related to the medical forensic exam you want to learn more about.
  • Leading policy and legislative initiatives that address medical forensic compliance and response.

Resources for Healthcare Professionals


I Am Somebody’s Somebody: Minnesota Sexual Assault Response Team Roundtable Report

The Sexual Violence Justice Institute (SVJI) at The Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) hosted roundtables to learn more from sexual violence victims/survivors in Minnesota…

National Consortium Of Telehealth Resource Centers

Telehealth can help address COVID-19 as well as other pandemic situations by limiting exposure to infection for vulnerable populations and healthcare workers. It can also…

International Association of Forensic Nurses

The Resource Helpline provides technical assistance (TA) to support the demonstration sites selected by Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) in establishing and/or maintaining victim-centered,…

Member-Hosted Event: 40-Hour Advocacy Training (Sexual Violence Center)

The ultimate goal of a sexual assault advocate is to provide support and foster an environment of independence, helping victim survivors gain confidence in their…

Member-Hosted Event: 40-Hour Advocacy Training (SOS Sexual Violence Services)

SOS Sexual Violence Services of Saint Paul Ramsey County Public Health is seeking new volunteers to staff our 24-hour crisis line, provide medical advocacy at…

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