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Develop Budgetary Resources

When considering budgetary needs, you must realistically determine what can be provided by team members and what resources might require additional funding. To start the budget process, identify existing resources within core agencies and potential external resources for donated items and services. Next, determine your staffing needs and identify volunteer support. Other team costs may not necessarily be high because the purpose of SART is to promote communication and collaboration among existing agencies, and the costs for team members' time or SART facilities may be absorbed by participating agencies.

Depending on the jurisdiction and its community resources, other budgetary considerations include the following:

  • Program costs
    • Office space, equipment and furnishings, postage, office supplies, copy machine, film, film development, SART forms, and so forth.
    • Transportation, clothing replacement for victims, and toiletry items at the exam site.
    • Use of medical facilities such as the exam room, waiting room, and administration office space.
    • Exam room furnishings and equipment.
    • Office space for joint interviews (e.g., specially equipped rooms in prosecuting attorney's offices and/or law enforcement departments).
    • Medications and medical supplies.
    • Costs for crime lab analysis.
    • Cell phones or pagers for core responders.
    • Other_____________________________
  • Personnel costs
    • SART coordinator.
    • Victim advocacy positions (community based and government based).
    • Medical forensic examiners.
    • Crime lab specialist.
    • [Specialized] law enforcement units.
    • [Specialized] prosecuting attorney units.
    • Other ______________________________
  • Education and training costs
    • Training for team members.
    • Publications and reference materials.
    • Brochures and other program information.
    • Other ______________________________