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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE)
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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are medical professionals trained to collect forensic evidence from sexual assault survivors. The first SANE programs began in the mid-1970s in response to inadequate or unprofessional treatment received by sexual assault victims who sought medical treatment and forensic evidence collection exams. There are SANE programs nationwide.

Resources

National Protocol for Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations

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ICASA member rape crisis centers are located across Illinois and provide services to approximately 98% of the state's population.

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Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA)

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