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Team Members--Especially for Law Enforcement--Sexual Assault Forensic Exam National Protocol
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Resources for Law Enforcement. 


Especially for Law Enforcement

This website is designed for multidisciplinary team members who are caring for victims of sexual assault. Although all areas of the site are accessible, there are certain areas of the site that may have more appeal to specific disciplines.  The sections and topics listed below may be helpful for law enforcement officers.

This video from NIJ features Cara Altimus, a former NIJ fellow, who discusses the importance of law enforcement and first responders recognizing and understanding the effects of mental illness and drug addiction. This was created to help responders safely and successfully interact with individuals who have these disorders.

The IAFN and SAFEta gratefully acknowledges the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, for allowing us to reproduce, in part or in whole, the video "Improving Officer Safety in Interactions With Citizens Suffering From Mental Illness". The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this video are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.


SAFE National Protocols

The National Protocol for Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations of Adults and Adolescents and the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations - Pediatric were created to address the coordinated community response to sexual assault.  However, they are specifically written to be useful for communities developing a victim sensitive response to sexual assault.  In the Protocols, roles of responders are addressed, along with guidelines for suggested practice. 


Especially for Law Enforcement


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