The National Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exam Response Protocols and Federal Funding (VOCA and VAWA)

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women released the, National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations: Adult/Adolescent (SAFE Protocol) originally in 2004, and a second edition in 2013. Additionally the National Protocol for Sexual Abuse Medical Forensic Examinations: Pediatric (Pediatric SAFE Protocol) was released in April 2016.  Both documents provide evidence based, best practice recommendations to health care professionals who are completing the sexual assault medical forensic examinations, regardless if the exam is for adults, adolescents or for children and provide guidance for the multidisciplinary team members responding to sexual violence across the lifespan.  

Presented by: Marnie Shiels, Attorney Advisor for the Office on Violence Against Women
Joel Hall, Office of Justice Programs
Kim Day, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, SAFEta Project Director, IAFN
Diane Daiber, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Pediatric Training Specialist, IAFN

The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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