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EVAWI has developed a set of templates to help communities implement a multidisciplinary protocol for non-investigative reporting of a sexual assault to law enforcement. At the time the materials were developed, this was typically referred to as “anonymous reporting.” These documents are posted in Word format, so they can be easily modified for use in communities across the country. Questions are highlighted in yellow that will need to be addressed to adapt the materials. You will also need to revise the wording to reflect the unique structure of your multidisciplinary community protocol. In other words, these materials represent only the “starting point.” They can be tailored based on the specific agencies, laws, resources, and other unique factors in your community environment.

MOU for Community Protocol

There are 5 documents you can use to piece together an MOU for a community-wide protocol. There are also 2 different versions, depending on whether or not your state has medical mandated reporting.

States with Medical Mandated Reporting for Sexual Assault:

States without Medical Mandated Reporting for Sexual Assault:

Options for Victims: Informational Materials and Documentation Form

Templates are also available to provide victims with information about their options for the medical forensic examination and to document their preferences.

First is a document providing victims with information about their options for: medical testing and treatment, forensic evidence collection, reporting to law enforcement, and follow-up contact.

Second is a form (entitled “Choosing Your Options”) that can be used to document the victim’s preferences, and it is designed to correspond to the informational document. The form can also be used to document information such as the medical record number or patient number, contact information for the exam facility and law enforcement agency, and the law enforcement case number (if there is one).

Again, there are 2 different versions of the templates, depending on whether they will be tailored for use in a state with or without medical mandated reporting for sexual assault. You will need to address the questions in yellow and make changes to the wording to reflect your multidisciplinary protocol. You will also need to fill in the name of the specific facility conducting medical forensic examinations. The documents refer to the “SAFE program” but you will need to replace it with the name of the facility providing medical forensic exams in your community.

States with Medical Mandated Reporting for Sexual Assault:

States without Medical Mandated Reporting for Sexual Assault:

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