Hold Team Meetings . Monitor and Evaluate Your Efforts . Sustain Your SART . Know Your Team . Critical Issues
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.