SANE/SART was founded in 1988 to provide physical exams of children in cases of suspected child assaults. This need was not met by any other organization in Napa or Solano Counties. Our services have grown to cover medical-legal exams of sexual assault victims of all ages. We are still the only provider of these essential services in Napa and Solano Counties. Each year, SANE/SART provides over 150 medical-legal examinations.
Through SANE/SART, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners are trained to use the most current technology, including digital photography, in performing examination on both victims and suspects. They consult regularly with nationally-renowned expert sexual assault nurses and physicians at the University of California, Davis. They also participate in national professional development programs.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners testify in court regarding their collection of medical-legal evidence to assist the judicial process. Confidentiality of each case is strictly maintained. All services are provided free of charge to sexual assault victims, regardless of age or gender.