What is a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)?
The Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit and the Sexual Assault Protocol subcommittee define a SART as a multidisciplinary response team that provides specialized immediate response to victims of sexual assault by implementing a comprehensive, sensitive, coordinated system of intervention and care for sexual assault victims. The SART team is (minimally) comprised of representatives from Law Enforcement, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE), Advocacy and Prosecution. A SART is designed as a vehicle for collaboration, relationship building, training, education and accountability among and between professionals, making the most of limited public resources. Although there may be similarities between agencies and services provided, this protocol focuses primarily on adolescent and adult victims (ages 15 and older).