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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.

Documents & Links

Illinois Hospital Association -- Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
The Illinois Hospital Association Web site includes links to information about SANE webinars and workshops and other useful information.

Illinois SANE Scorecard
The SANE Scorecard tracks progress toward the Illinois Hospital Association and Attorney General's goals of doubling the number of practicing SANES to 150 and establishing a hospital-based SANE program in each of the state's 11 EMS regions.

Official SANE website
The website provides information for nursing professionals involved in providing evaluations of sexually abused victims.The site is managed by the U.S. Department of Justice

A Prosecutor's Resource:Medical Evidence and the Role of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in Cases Involving Adult Victims

SANE Training and the Development of SANE Programs in Illinois
Webinar presented by Shannon Liew, Illinois SANE Coordinator with the Illinois Attorney General's office.

National Protocol for Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations

SAFE Protocol -- Second Edition

SAFE Fact Sheet -- Long

SAFE Fact Sheet -- Short

Find a crisis center near you.

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

Contact with an ICASA center is completely confidential.

Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA), 100 North 16th Street, Springfield, IL 62703 USA
Phone: +1 217-753-4117 • Fax: (217) 753-8229

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