Multidisciplinary Investigation & Prosecution of Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, & Sexual Exploitation
The Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault (GNESA) is the sexual assault coalition for the state of Georgia. They are a membership organization that offers support and eucation to the sexual assault centers as well as trainings for law enforcement, sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE), and advocacy.
The Prosecuting Attorney's Council of Georgia provides a number of important services to the hundreds of elected and appointed prosecutors across the State of Georgia. The council consists of nine members, six district attorneys and three state court solicitors who establish policies that guide the day-to-day of the Council staff.
Among the duties performed by the Council staff are:
- This sample protocol is to be used as an example only and does not replace the collaborative aspects of developing a community based Sexual Assault Response Team. Input from local agencies on each community's policies and procedures is essential.
- Please note that this sample protocol uses the term “patient” in the forensic medical sections as it is not the job of the SANE to determine whether the elements of a crime have been met, but to treat the patient and document evidentiary findings
Created as a part of the Georgia SART Project, the goal of the Guide is to assist law enforcement officers, prosecutors, court personnel, and victim service providers with a statewide, unified, consistent response to cases of sexual assault. The Guide is meant to serve as a resource for SARTs across Georgia as they develop their own sexual assault response protocols; strengthening community-specific plans, but not replacing them.