The Judicial System relies on forensic exam evidence to file and successfully prosecute sexual offenders. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are on call 24-hours-a-day to respond to law enforcement agency requests for sexual assault exams. They may be called to any one of four hospital-based exam facilities and are trained to collect and preserve forensic evidence. SANEs are also available to testify in court.
As a Nurse Examiner you have a unique opportunity to make a profound difference in victims’ lives at a time when they are most vulnerable. This brief but vital encounter is the first step on the journey to recovery. It is not only about evidence collection and forensic science; also important is the relationship between the Nurse Examiner and the victim that enables us to elicit valuable information that is used in the judicial process and treatment.
Lisa Lewis-Javar, Executive Director
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