Hold Team Meetings . Monitor and Evaluate Your Efforts . Sustain Your SART . Know Your Team . Critical Issues
Schedule a Planning Meeting
During the initial planning meeting, allot time for participants to introduce themselves and identify a current sexual assault issue that could be better addressed through interagency collaboration. In addition, use the Planning for a SART (Word) assessment tool in this toolkit to discuss current statistics and responses to sexual violence, thereby underscoring the SART's value. Or use the SARTs at Work video to show the importance of multidisciplinary and interagency collaboration.
Before the initial meeting concludes, get confirmation from team members that they are interested in being involved and ask for feedback on what they would like to see on future agendas. Participants also need to decide when and where future meetings will be held and who will coordinate them. In these subsequent planning meetings, you may want to include a brief presentation by a victim of sexual assault.