Develop a SART
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Schedule a Planning Meeting

Once you have collected community data and identified agencies you want on the team, it is important to establish a time and place to bring everyone together to discuss the SART model and establish interagency relationships. Determine the goals for the initial planning meeting up front, such as obtaining interagency buy-in, facilitating community readiness, or determining multidisciplinary coordination issues.

The location for the initial organizational planning meeting may or may not be a permanent location for the SART. Wherever meetings are held, they should be easily accessible, private enough to support the SART emphasis on victim confidentiality, and comfortably accommodate all participants.6 Using meeting rooms at public libraries or other nonparticipating organizations or educational institutions may go a long way in rallying community support for the SART model. Other options include donated space at participating agencies.

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