Develop a SART
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Define the SART's Jurisdiction

Political Conditions

Different political conditions within a region could affect your decision to set up a SART in that region. For example, upholding the sovereignty of tribal governments is crucial to effectively addressing violence against American Indian victims. Yet when an assault takes place within the boundaries of a reservation, very often tribal law enforcement cannot fully protect the victim because of cross-jurisdictional issues. It is important to remember that American Indian victims living on reservations are also citizens of the state and the United States and are entitled access to state, federal, and tribal programs that respond to sexual violence victims.3