Thursday, March 25, 2010

Otto Bremer Foundation Donates to SART

The St. Croix Valley Sexual Assault Response Team Inc., (SART) a nonprofit organization, recently received a generous grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation specifically to develop a team of forensic nurse examiners to care for victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse within the hospitals of Polk County (WI). Services throughout Polk County (WI) began Jan. 15.

Since 2001, SART has partnered with local medical communities and law enforcement within St. Croix and Pierce counties to create a unique program that provides specially trained forensic nurse examiners that perform medical examinations, treat injuries and provide support to victims of sexual assault or domestic abuse, and collect evidence to identify and help prosecute the suspect. - From the Inter-County Leader.

Posted by Maltee McMahon, NRS, Wisconsin

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