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STANDARDS FOR PROVIDING SERVICES TO SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

The Role of Standards

A Victim Centered Approach

Development of the Sexual Assault Protocols

How to Use These Protocols

Standards

Recommendations

Resources

DEFINITIONS

LETTERS OF SUPPORT

COUNCIL MEMBERS

STANDARDS

I. THE PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL BEING OF A SURVIVOR.

II. EVIDENCE COLLECTION

III. REPORTING A SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP.

IV. QUALITY OF ASSISTANCE AND TREATMENT

V. SURVIVOR COMMENT ON SERVICES PROVIDED.

VI. LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

VII. RAPE CARE ADVOCATES

VIII. PROSECUTORS

IX. THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF SURVIVORS

X. CHILD VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

RECOMMENDATIONS

RESOURCES--FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Useful Telephone Numbers

County Victim-witness Offices

New Jersey Sexual Assault Programs

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