The District of Columbia Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) has developed an innovative, survivor-centered model, which facilitates strong relationships between community stakeholders and improves response to survivors of sexual assault. The facilitators of this workshop will describe unique methods implemented for a unified response, such as monthly SART meetings; an application which allows stakeholders and survivors to track Physical Evidence Recovery Kits (PERK); coordination to process toxicology specimens for survivors who have not reported to law enforcement; interdisciplinary trainings; and coordination with a local pharmacy to deliver nPEP medications directly to the survivor. These innovative methods, among others, have led to zero backlog for report PERKs; zero backlog for report and non-report toxicology specimens, accountability for 100% of PERKs; and a seamless, coordinated response for survivors of sexual assault. The success of this program hinges on active involvement from each of the SART stakeholders. This workshop will include a panel of SART members who will discuss strengths and challenges of forming and maintaining relationships using this model, as well as answer questions from the audience.
As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:
- Describe innovative methods used by the DC SART to improve coordination of community services for survivors of sexual violence.
- Identify key contributions by each stakeholder organization crucial to building a collaborative survivor response.
- Recognize challenges faced by each stakeholder organization while building a collaborative survivor response.
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