Sexual Assault Response Team / Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program
The Ocean County Sexual Assault Response Team is a group of highly trained and caring professionals available to respond quickly and compassionately to a sexual assault victim's needs.
The goal of the Sexual Assault Response Team is to provide compassionate, coordinated, multi-disciplinary services to victims of sexual assault.
This "team" approach helps ensure that every victim of sexual assault has access to the best possible care and services available from healthcare, law enforcement, and advocacy agencies in our county.
SART/SANE Response to Incidents of Sexual Assault
As soon as an incident of sexual assault is reported in Ocean County, a team of highly trained individuals is made available to respond to the needs of the victim.
The Sexual Assault Response Team Consists of:
A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner who is a Registered Nurse certified to provide comprehensive and compassionate care while ensuring that all potential evidence is collected in a timely and appropriate manner.
A Rape Care Advocate who has been trained to act as the support person throughout the forensic medical examination and beyond. These advocates are familiar with the entire reporting and treatment process, as well as the resources and support services available throughout Ocean County.
A Law Enforcement Officer who has specialized training and experience in the area of sexual assault investigations.
For more information contact the SART/SANE Coordinator of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office-Special Victims Unit at 732-831-7989