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Schedule a Planning Meeting
Statements of Commitment
You can make an agency's commitment to participate on a SART official by drafting a short commitment form for participants to sign. To minimize miscommunication if there are staff turnovers, have each SART representative cosign the statement of commitment along with the agency's executive officer.
The commitment form can outline the SART's basic expectations such as developing victim-centered, culturally specific protocols; supporting quality control measures for SART responses; and working to coordinate efforts with other agencies to assist victims and enhance the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault. It is also helpful for the form to suggest that if SART members are unavailable for meetings, they agree to provide another representative from the agency to act on their behalf.