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Resources for Sexual Assault Response Teams assessing systems change

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This page includes a variety of resources to help you make the case for evaluation, learn the basics, gain evaluation skills, and access tools. Scroll down to get started!


SARTs have a challenging and important role. That is why the Sexual Violence Justice Institute has made it our priority to provide eLearning resources you and your team can utilize to assess and improve both the criminal justice system and victim experience.


Overview of the Evaluation Process

Our evaluation process outlines some helpful ways in which your team can begin to critically assess its effectiveness.

Check out our Evaluation Resource Guide for more tools and tips >

Practice Cases

Experience evaluation for yourself

Try out a few SART practice scenarios to identify ways you could approach measuring the changes your team has made.

Stories from the Field

Our evaluations have made a difference throughout the nation

These stories were collected from SART team members from different counties in Minnesota who have tried out SVJI resources in their evaluation process. Learn how these resources have been effectively applied in assessing the system response to sexual assault using document review, interviewing, observation, and surveying.

For more information on our eLearning resources, contact us here

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Thank you to the people, SARTs, and funders who made this work possible:

  • Office on Violence against Women
  • Southern Saint Louis County Sexual Assault Multidisciplinary Action Response Team
  • Ramsey County Sexual Assault Protocol Team
  • Isanti County Sexual Assault Interagency Council
  • Hennepin County Sexual Assault Multidisciplinary Action Response Team
  • Linda Walther
  • Kalease Smith
  • Brenda Skogman
  • Paul Schnell
  • Therese Galatowitsch
  • Jude Foster

This project was supported, in part, by grant number A-SMART-2014-MNCASA-00004 awarded by the Office of Justice Programs, Minnesota Department of Public Safety and by grant number 2013-TA-AXK014 and 2007-TA-AX-K011 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, nor the Office of Justice Programs, Minnesota Department of Public Safety.