24 Jun Rensselaer County SART 9th Annual Tabletop Training Day
From 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
At Hudson Valley Community College - Bulmer Telecommunication Center
90 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180
This event is free and open to the public.
Presented by the Rensselaer County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
The Rensselaer County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is a multi-disciplinary response to sexual assault. The goal of the team is to provide victim-centered care, and better working relationships between disciplines, with the common goal to reduce sexual assault in our community.
As the only identified community SART conducting tabletop exercises in the United States, the Rensselaer County SART seeks to use hypothetical case scenarios to improve response to sexual assault victims/survivors in our community. The day-long exercise will include professionals from law enforcement, healthcare, counseling, advocacy, higher education, and prosecution, and will emphasize overcoming the challenges inherent in working collaboratively on sexual assault cases.
Keynote speakers include David Comesanas (Senior Investigator, New York State Police, Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit) and Anthony Bruno (Director of Investigations, Justice Center). David Comesanas will assist in the morning, focusing on campus sexual assault and Title IX cases. Anthony Bruno will assist us in the afternoon, working through scenarios based on victims and survivors with disabilities, and explaining how the SART within their agency works.