Hold Team Meetings . Monitor and Evaluate Your Efforts . Sustain Your SART . Know Your Team . Critical Issues
Action Plan to Implement the Recommendations of the HMCPSI/HMIC Joint Investigation into the Investigation and Prosecution of Cases Involving Allegations of Rape
Lists practical action steps to improve police investigation of rape cases, provide training to police and prosecutors, enhance decisionmaking and case preparations, and improve the treatment of rape victims and witnesses.
Best Practices in the Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Assault Cases
Links to an interagency responsibility matrix used by the Minnesota Model Protocol Project that focuses on tasks that directly involve or affect victims or have considerable implications for teaming.
Collaboration FrameworkAddressing Community Capacity
Helps individuals who are either starting collaborations or need help in strengthening an existing collaboration.
Community Organizational Assessment Tool
Helps guide group discussion about how a board of directors, organization, or committee is functioning. Can easily be adapted by SARTs.
Community Tool Box
Provides practical information to support work in promoting community development. There are sections on leadership, strategic planning, community assessment, problem analysis, grant writing, and evaluation to give just a few examples.
County of San Diego Sexual Assault Response Team: Systems Review Committee Report
Summarizes SART accomplishments and standardized procedures and outlines future SART program goals.
Denver Victim Services 2000 Needs Assessment
Reviews Denver's needs assessment, which generated information that contributed to the creation of several critical components of a coordinated victim services network (e.g., a shared case management system, an interagency cross-training plan, standardized service evaluation, cultural competency training).
Developing a Sexual Assault Response Team: A Resource Guide For Kentucky Communities
Discusses an eight-step model process for developing a SART, program models, and many other issues that communities must explore when implementing a SART program.
Enhancing Program Performance with Logic Models: Logic Model Basics
Teaches users the basics of logic models.
From Problems to Strengths
Provides an introductory overview of "appreciative inquiry," which is a strategy for purposeful change that identifies the best of what is to pursue possibilities of what could be.
Handbook on Justice for Victims
Provides practical and comprehensive guidance for service providers.
Hawai'i Statewide Strategic Plan for Victim Services
Highlights the special needs of underserved victims of crime who are tourists or visitors, immigrants, or people with limited English proficiency, disabilities, or who are elderly.
Including Evaluation in Outreach Project Planning
Includes information on developing outcomes-based projects and assessment plans, describes how to use a logic model at different stages of development, and provides sample data resources and evaluation methods.
Logic Model Builders
Takes users through the process of developing a customized logic model (requires user to establish an account).
Logic Model Worksheet
Allows users to chart inputs, outputs, and outcomes.
Logic Models: What Are They and Why Would Anyone Except Spock Care?
Explains the logic model and how it determines outcomes.
Looking Back, Moving Forward
Helps communities organize and carry out the steps in developing and implementing a multidisciplinary, interagency, victim-centered protocol.
OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center
Provides victim service professionals with developmental support, mentoring, and facilitation in areas such as program design and implementation, strategic planning, program management, evaluation, quality improvement, collaboration, and community coordination.
The Response to Sexual Assault: Removing Barriers to Services and Justice
Enables communities, victim advocacy organizations, medical systems, criminal justice systems, and other key systems in Michigan to design and support effective local and state responses to sexual assault involving adults and adolescents.
Toolkit to End Violence Against Women
Includes recommendations for strengthening prevention efforts and improving services and advocacy for victims. Chapters of interest to SARTs may include information for the military, colleges and universities, American Indians, community-based services, mental health care, criminal and civil justice remedies, faith-based organizations, and educating the public.
Using Analysis for Problem-Solving: A Guidebook for Law Enforcement
Provides police practitioners with a resource for conducting problem analysis. It is not a text on research methods but instead identifies issues and concerns police practitioners face in analyzing problems.
A Vision To End Sexual Assault: The CALCASA Strategic Forum Report
Raises public awareness of critical issues, thereby changing community consciousness about sexual violence.