We are excited to announce the release of two CCR/SART development toolkits that NCCASA has developed in collaboration with NCCADV!
Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) are multidisciplinary teams of professionals who partner together to provide inter-agency, coordinated responses to sexual assault in order to: 1) meet the needs of victims/survivors, and 2) more effectively hold offenders accountable. According to research, cases involving Sexual Assault Response Teams: (1)
- Are reported more quickly.
- Yield more evidence.
- Are more likely to lead to arrest.
- Are the strongest predictor that charges will be filed.
- Keep victims better informed and engaged throughout the criminal justice process.
The following toolkits were designed to provide guidance to North Carolina communities that are interested in increasing their collaboration across disciplines to more effectively respond to sexual and/or domestic violence.
Enhancing Local Collaboration in the Criminal Justice Response to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: A CCR/SART Development Toolkit
Best Practices in the Criminal Justice Response to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: Guidance for CCR/SART Response Protocols
If you have any questions about these toolkits or the other resources and support available to NCCASA members for SART development, please contact Megan Clarke, Rural SART Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
(1) Nugent-Borakove, M. E., Fanflik, P., Troutman, D., Johnson, N., Burgess, A., & O’Connor, A.L. (2006). Testing the Efficacy of
SANE/SART Programs: Do They Make a Difference in Sexual Assault Arrest & Prosecution Outcomes?