What every first responder needs to know. A curriculum for law enforcement.
Download the Disability and Sexual Assault Manual (0.1MB)
The New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault has developed this Legal Advocate’s Manual to help Rape Crisis Program staff improve the experience of sexual assault survivors with the criminal justice system. The manual has two primary sections: one addressing the assistance useful to individual survivors at each stage of the legal process; the other describing ways Rape Crisis Program staff can work with law enforcement, prosecution and the judiciary to improve the experience of all sexual assault survivors.
Download the Legal Advocates Manual (1.1MB)
In sexual assault investigations, evidence and information about the crime is gathered primarily from three sources: the victim; the suspect; and the crime scene (including other witnesses). Officers should thoroughly investigate all three sources, and any other available source of evidence or information.
Download the Police Pocket Guide
This set of documents is designed to help Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners prepare for courtroom testimony.
Download Surviving in the Courtroom
Download Forensic Nursing
Download Witness Preparation