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About SAFEta - what is it? 

The SAFEta and KIDSta projects support formal and informal local, state, and national multidisciplinary efforts to coordinate the response of healthcare professionals, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and victim service providers who respond to sexual assault.

 

The Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Technical Assistance (SAFEta) and KIDSta projects are designed to provide guidance for individuals and agencies utilizing the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations from the Department of Justice's Office of Violence Against Women. This website and all the SAFEta educational offerings are funded by Grant No.2016-TA-AX-K008, which was awarded by the Office on Violence Against women, U.S. Department of Justice.  As questions arise during the process of developing, implementing, refining and enhancing victim services in communities, the SAFEta and KIDSta projects are here to help.


The SAFEta and KIDSta projects are provided using the resources, expertise and experience of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN).  IAFN is assisted in this effort through partnerships with the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW), the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the National Children's Alliance (NCA), Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center (MR-CAC), AEquitas, the Prosecutor's Resource on Violence Against Women, the Southwest Center for Law and Policy (SWCLAP), and End Violence Against Women International (EVAWIntl).


Who can access SAFEta/KIDSta?

The projects provide technical assistance (TA) to service providers for victims of acute pediatric, adolescent and adult sexual assault and to the agencies which serve them. These may include:

  • Medical professionals
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Attorneys
  • Victim advocates
  • First responders

Access TA 

Call the helpline 1-877-819-SART 

or

Request online TA- via email (adult/adolescent issues)

Request online TA -via email (pediatric issues)

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