Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) LogoThe Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is a consortium of professionals who provide direct services (medical care, counseling, advocacy and justice system assistance) to individuals who have been sexually assaulted and represent organizations that provide related services to special populations.

The SART membership includes SANE Coordinators, the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, the Sex Crimes / Child Abuse Unit for the City of Cleveland, the County Prosecutor’s Office and many other local organizations that support survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

Cuyahoga County SART Conference – October 6, 2017

This year’s conference includes nationally recognized experts presenting topics relevant for multiple disciplines, including law enforcement, medical professionals, SANE nurses, advocates, social workers and prosecutors.  Learn More or Register Today!

Goals

The goals of SART are to improve communication and coordination among these disciplines, establish more SANE Units throughout the county, enhance the evidence collection process so it is admissible at trial, increase prosecution rates, and advocate for greater public awareness.

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is the fiscal agent of SART.

For more information, contact Teresa Stafford, Cuyahoga County SART Coordinator, at (216) 658-2786 or email teresas@clevelandrcc.org.

SART Committee

SART Coordinator: Teresa Stafford, teresas@clevelandrcc.org

Council Chair: Karen McHenry, LISW-S, LCDC, kmchenry@bellefairejcb.org

Community Relations: Shelley Hunt, shelleyh@clevelandrcc.org

SANE/P-SANE Committee: Kathy Goellnitz, RN, SANE, kathyg1233@aol.com

Campus Committee: Alex Leslie, alexl@clevelandrcc.org

Speaker’s Bureau

To request a speaker or professional trainer from Cuyahoga County SART, contact Teresa Stafford at (216) 658-2786 or teresas@clevelandrcc.org.

SART is a collaboration of professionals who provide trainings for law enforcement, medical professionals and other professionals who may respond to survivors of rape and sexual abuse. These trainings include Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners trainings, SANE/SART 101, and customized trainings to fit your agency’s needs.