Develop a SART

Find out how to set up a SART approach in your community, or brush up on SART strategies to expand or improve your approach.

Build Your SART Collect Data Create a Strategic Plan

Form a planning team.

Establish leadership and find a coordinator.

Define the SART's jurisdiction and assess it for readiness.

Identify collaborative partnerships.

Develop a budget.

Decide on membership.

Schedule the first planning meeting.

Gather interagency data.

Gather community data.

Compile data reports.

Develop vision and mission statements.

Determine your goals, objectives, action plan, and logic model.

Create a protocol that lays out the roles and responsibilities of team members.

Determine Communication
Hold Team Meetings Monitor and Evaluate
Your Efforts

Create a shared language.

Incorporate ethics into your communication standards.

Understand confidentiality issues.

Pick the place and time.

Create the agenda.

Facilitate team meetings.

Overcome conflict.

Keep the momentum.

Conduct case reviews.

Why monitoring and evaluating your approach is important.

Process, outcome, and impact evaluations.

Possible steps in implementing your evaluation.

How to keep evaluation costs down.

Sustain Your SART Know Your Team
Critical Issues

Issues related to sexual assault that every SART should know.

Why a sustainable response is necessary.

The steps involved in developing a sustainability plan.

Why educating the public about your SART helps sustain it.


Health care providers.

Civil justice practitioners.

Law enforcement officials.

Forensic scientists.


Probation, corrections, and parole officers.

Sex offender management professionals.