Because sexual assault is such a complex and sensitive crime, effective response to it requires a teamwork approach. As a result, many communities have sought to meet these coordination needs by establishing a Sexual Assault Response and Resource Team (SARRT). With such a model for coordination, each member of the team has distinct but interdependent responsibilities. The purpose of this training module is to guide communities in overcoming challenges to responding to sexual assault — by improving the coordination of services for victims across professional disciplines and agencies. Particular attention focuses on the long-term objectives that a SARRT can pursue to sustain these coordination efforts over time.
PLEASE NOTE: This module provides an in-depth overview on Sexual Assault Response and Resource Teams (SARRTs). If you are from a rural or remote community, we suggest you complete Sexual Assault Response and Resource Teams (SARRT): A Guide for Rural and Remote Communities. The information on how to develop and implement a SARRT is essentially the same in both modules, so we would recommend that you complete one or the other but not both.
Estimated time for completion: 12 hours