Developing a SART in Indian Country
Wednesday April 18, 2018
3:00pm - 4:30pm (Eastern)
Presented by: Bonnie Clairmont (Ho-Chunk) and Gwenthya Parrish
American Indian and Alaska Native women are raped at rates higher than any other race. Despite the alarming rates, sexual assault is still the most underreported crime. In response to this crisis occurring in Indian Country, tribal nations have been developing culturally appropriate programs and adapting existing response models to create appropriate responses to sexual assault. One such model is the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). SART establishes a multidisciplinary team that collaborates to create a coordinated response to sexual assault.Presenters will share their experiences, challenges, successes and the importance of developing practices and protocols that are responsive to the immediate needs of adult victims of sexual assault victims and overall benefits to the criminal justice response.