View the recording.

The slide presentation is available at the bottom of this page.


Impact Evaluation of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program, by Cameron S. Crandall and Deborah Helitzer,

Systems Change Analysis of SANE Programs: Identifying the Mediating Mechanisms of Criminal Justice System Impact, by Rebecca Campbell, et al.,

Increasing Sexual Assault Prosecution Rates, NIJ Journal No.264, by Phil Bulman,

Using Telemedicine to Improve the Care Delivered to Sexual Abused Children in Rural, Underserved Hospitals, Pediatrics, Volume 123, No 1, January 2009. Kristen J. MacLeod, MD, et al.,

SART Toolkit: Resources for Sexual Assault Response Teams, published by the Office for Victims of Crime,

Watch a video of Rebecca Campbell, Ph.D., Michigan State University, talking about The Impact of SANE Programs on Adult Sexual Assault Investigation and Prosecution (March 2009),

Sexual Assault: Virtual Training Takes Responders From Exam Room to Courtroom, NIJ Journal No. 258, by Kristina Rose,

The Road Ahead: Untested Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases, NIJ Special Report, by Nancy Ritter,

See a bibliography of publications on sexual assault medical forensic examinations on


This informational session — hosted by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), and facilitated by the Government Innovators Network — was designed to help potential applicants learn more about the OVC solicitation, “Sexual Assault Forensic Medical Examination Telemedicine Center: An Innovative Pilot Project.”

The goal of this project is to develop a live 24-hour telemedicine center to help Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) and other forensic medical examiners collect evidence from a victim of sexual assault. The recipient of this $3.5 million award will issue a separate solicitation, in partnership with OVC, to set up the four pilot sites that will use cutting-edge audiovisual technology to walk a health-care provider through a forensic medical examination. Register for this Webinar to learn more about the solicitation and OVC’s and NIJ’s ultimate goal of creating a national center that serves all jurisdictions on a fee-for-service basis.


  • Kristina Rose, Deputy Director of the National Institute of Justice
  • Marnie Shiels, Attorney Advisor to the Office for Victims of Crime