St. Croix Valley Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) works toward a shared vision of a society without sexual violence.
St. Croix Valley Sexual Assault Response Team, Inc. (SART) works toward a shared vision of a society without sexual violence. Our program is both proactive—providing education to schools and speaking to groups on sexual violence issues, and reactive—promoting healing, empowerment and restoration in our crisis response services. Adult, Adolescent and Child survivors who have been affected by violence, including sexual assault, interpersonal violence, strangulation, and human trafficking receive free care from our organization.
With the growing awareness of the epidemic of violence and understanding of available services, our organization since its creation 16 years ago has seen an increase in the number of victims seeking services; an increase in calls from parents seeking guidance; as well as local and neighboring community healthcare providers seeking assistance regarding medical options when learning of disclosures of sexual assault.
With a history of dedication to our community combined with efforts to strengthen the response to sexual abuse and assault, we are proud to announce that as of November 1st, 2017 SART launched our Pediatric Forensic Nursing and Advocacy Program. Patients 12 years of age and younger who seek Forensic and Medical Advocacy services for sexual abuse will now be able to have care provided to them at SART’s facility in River Falls.
We are currently seeking financial support towards the $14,000 purchase of a Medical Forensic Evaluation Camera, similar to a medical Colposcope, which will allow for the photographic and reviewable documentation of child and adolescent abuse cases.
Please consider supporting our organization by making a monetary donation today. Your financial support guarantees that we will continue our efforts toward a future free of violence.
St. Croix Valley SART always appreciates your donations and support. SART is funded primarily on donations and grants. Financial support provides continued care for victims of sexual assault and interpersonal violence by way of forensic medical exams, evidence collection, advocacy, legal accompaniment, proactive educational presentations, and professional presentations. On average, services provided per client incur minimal costs to our organization of $500.00.