Develop a SART
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Schedule a Planning Meeting


In the meeting invitation, describe the SART model, emphasize its positive goals, and express appreciation for the participation of those you invite. Define the process as a partnership and clearly outline your expectations. You may want to include the proposed SART structure and team members' roles and responsibilities, as follows:

  • SART structure
    • The team composition includes representatives from victim advocacy, health care, law enforcement, the crime lab, prosecution, and so forth.
    • Each team member will represent a collaborative effort to improve the overall response to sexual violence.
    • Participants will develop and commit to a set of guiding principles that promote victims' rights and maximize criminal justice efficiency.
  • SART members' roles and responsibilities
    • Provide information and consultation in their areas of expertise.
    • Define their agency's or organization's roles and responsibilities regarding sexual violence prevention and intervention.
    • Assist with identifying gaps and priority issues relating to the response to and prevention of sexual violence.
    • Identify emerging issues and possible solutions in the response to sexual violence.
    • Participate in regularly scheduled meetings.
    • Assist with the development of multidisciplinary, interagency guidelines.
    • Evaluate and monitor multidisciplinary guidelines with team members to ensure quality and consistency.
    • Educate the community on SART activities.
    • Provide long-term support to sustain the SART.