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December 7 / 1:30 PM–3:00 PM CST

Case File Review: Confidentiality Requirements for SARTs

This 1.5 hour national webinar will discuss the importance of victim/survivor confidentiality for system change sexual assault response teams (SARTs) during the case file review process.


Learning Objectives

  • Define systems change, describe the three phases of systems change, and discuss where case file review fits into this model.
  • Explain what case file review is and identify the four stages of the case file review process.
  • Identify confidentiality requirements for case file review.



Heather Blanton is the National SART Program Coordinator with the Sexual Violence Justice Institute at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She has been working with victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence and allied professionals in the field for more than 13 years. Prior to this role, Heather worked with the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence to provide training and technical assistance to community-based advocates and allied professionals on a variety of topics including officer perpetrated domestic and sexual violence, court advocacy and protection orders. In addition, Heather worked on the OVW Improving Criminal Justice Response Grant to develop a toolkit for Kansas around implementing lethality assessments and high-risk teams into communities.


Carol L. Schrader from the Victim Rights’ Law Center Carol Schrader, Esq., (she/her) manages the Victim Rights’ Law Center’s Privacy Rights Project and the Oregon office’s direct representation team. Having both of these roles allows her to help OVW-funded attorneys across the country protect the confidentiality of sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking survivors in practical ways while also bringing a national perspective to our local legal representation. Carol previously managed a Prison Rape Elimination Act and community-based advocacy focus group project. Carol has advocated for survivors of gender-based violence throughout her career including as a legal aid attorney, executive director of a nonprofit working to end domestic violence and sexual assault, manager of the Oregon DOJ Crime Victims’ Rights Compliance Project, National Crime Victim Law Institute attorney, and project manager for the Oregon Crime Victims Law Center. Her community-care includes hiking with friends and enjoying her book group.


This project was supported by Grant Number 2020-TA-AX-K032 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.