Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Response Team
The 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 Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Response Team 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SART Coordinator: Teresa Stafford, email@example.com
Council Chair: Karen McHenry, LISW-S, LCDC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Relations: Shelley Hunt, email@example.com
SANE/P-SANE Committee: Kathy Goellnitz, RN, SANE, firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus Committee: Alex Leslie, email@example.com
To request a speaker or professional trainer from Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Response Team, contact Teresa Stafford at (216) 658-2786 or firstname.lastname@example.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.