The goal of providing a victim-centered, offender-focused, and trauma-informed approach is to decrease re-victimization by ensuring survivors receive compassionate and respectful treatment and to hold the offender(s) accountable. Prosecutors maintain a victim-centered approach by giving serious consideration to the prosecution of each case, supporting the survivor's rights under the Georgia Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights, and providing direction as part of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) to increase the number of cases that are suitable for filing. Prosecutors also determine if there is sufficient evidence against the offender or if additional investigation is needed.
- For trainings that can help you better understand and prosecute sexual assault cases, visit the training calendar for the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council (PAC) of Georgia or the SVRGA training calendar.
To learn more about about how your office may be able to receive assistance with cold cases and forensic analysis, visit our Cold Case and Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) page.
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