A New Multi-Disciplinary Team for
Bureau and Putnam Counties
Bureau-Putnam County SART
This community-based team coordinates the response to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The team comprises Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs), hospital personnel, victim advocates, health departments, law enforcement, prosecutors, and other professionals with a specific interest in assisting victims of sexual assault or domestic violence. The Bureau-Putnam County SART provides comprehensive and specialized services, ensure continuity of care for victims, enhances evidence collection, and increases public safety.
The mission of the Bureau-Putnam County SART is to counter the trauma of sexual assault and domestic violence with a sensitive and competent multidisciplinary response; to support efforts to restore the victim’s well-being; and to bring responsible persons to justice.
The Bureau-Putnam County SART ensures the coordination of a consistent, respectful, victim-centered response to sexual assault and domestic violence.
Freedom House Legal Advocates, Medical Advocates, and Counselors
- Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton
- Follow-up care
- Free Hepatitis C, HIV, pregnancy, and other needed tests
- Bureau and Putnam County State’s Attorneys
- Victim Witness Coordinators
- Bureau and Putnam County Sheriff Departments
- Princeton and Spring Valley Police
“Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) help survivors through the maze of community services available to them, and uses the experiences of survivors to improve those services.“