ABC World News Tonight, June 17 2012
Human Rights Watch, January 24, 2013
SANE Testimony in Child Sex Abuse Cases: Shedding Light, Dispelling Myths for Justice
Sexual Assault Nurse Examination (SANE) is a relatively young discipline that has served as one of the biggest leaps in criminal justice and the proper treatment of victim survivors in decades. In recent years, certification for SANEs has grown to include a specialty in pediatric examinations as well, allowing for a formal designation for SANEs specifically recognized as experts in conducting exams on children. This development is especially crucial given that incidences of child sexual assault in particular are often under reported, and even reported cases often don’t get charged or tried by prosecutors lacking in evidence to prove the allegations. A 2007 study indicates that Forensic Nurse Examiner (FNE) programs are having an impact, however, and raising prosecution rates where they are implemented.
TCAP helps lawyers try sexual assault cases