SANE Coordinator, Violence Prevention and Crime Victim Services Division
Jaclyn Rodriguez is the SANE Coordinator for the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Loyola University Chicago. She has been practicing as a Registered Nurse in Emergency Rooms throughout the Chicagoland area since 2003 and a SANE since 2005. Jaclyn became a Nationally Certified SANE-A in 2006 and SANE-P in 2022. In her time as SANE Coordinator, she has provided education to over 15,000 healthcare providers, law enforcement, advocates and others on topics related to sexual assault and forensic nursing. As part of the Attorney General’s Office, she has participated in writing key pieces of legislation that are shaping the care of sexual assault patients throughout the state, including legislation for law enforcement, hospitals and health care professionals. She created a one-day Foundation training to ensure that anyone coming into contact with a sexual assault patient knows what can be done to improve the experience for the patient and begin to understand the complexity of working with a victim of violence. She is an active member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and Academy of Forensic Nursing, participating on multiple committees. She sets high standards for herself and those wanting to practice as SANEs in Illinois and hopes to continue to inspire others into the practice of forensic nursing.