How to Prevent Sexual Assault: The Agencies and Local Organizations that Can Help Jackie Friar, RN, SANE Program Coordinator, Mercy Hospital Janesville Dennis LeCaptain, Detective, Janesville Police Department
Sexual assault involves a wide range of behaviors that involve unwanted sexual contact (non-consensual).
Sexual contact, as in fondling
Sexual penetration, as in rape
Sexual assault classified according to victim
Sexual Assault classified according to perpetrator
Victims of sexual assault are from all races, cultures, and ages. In Rock County, sexual assault is primarily reported by individuals under the age of 18 and by mandated reporters.
Risk Factors for Sexual Assault
There are lifestyles or situations that increase the risk of sexual assault:
Alcohol and drug use/abuse
Childhood history of sexual and physical abuse
Report to a responsible trusted adult
Law enforcement, police officers
Teachers, coaches, doctors, nurses, any health care provider
Counselors, social workers, Child Protective Services (CPS)
Sexual Assault Nurse Exam SANE Nurse
Sexual Assault Nurse
Specialized training in pediatric, adolescent and adult victims of sexual assault.
Specialized training in trauma of pediatric and adult victims.
Experienced emergency department nurses.
Mercy’s SANE Program
The SANE program provides 24/7 coverage
Seven specialized SANE nurses
Confidential and private registration
Private examination room
Private waiting area and family room
Consultation with emergency department physicians, if needed.
Determining Need for an Exam
Detection of injury
Sexually transmitted infection (STI) treatment
Emergency contraception (morning after pill)
Referrals to other caregivers
Evidence collection – factors prior to exam of importance
The SANE Exam
Adult victims—optional reporting and advocacy
Victims privacy will be maintained
Immediate personal needs will be met, emotional and physical (pain).
Disclosure of event
Head to toe assessment
Identification of injury/treatment
Discharge plan for safety
Follow-up and Safety Plan
Emotional and psychological support
Safe placement after exam
Investigative plan, victim based offender focused.
S.A.F.E. Program offered from JPD and Mercy Hospital
Awareness of drug facilitated sexual assault
Avoidance of drugs and alcohol
Background checks on caregivers
Thru time and energy maintain yourself as the trusted adult in your child's
Agencies within Rock County
24 Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line Toll Free (866) 666-4576
24 Hour Hispanic Hotline ( 608) 931-0969
Rock County Dispatch (608) 757-2244 or 911
YWCA 24/7 advocate coverage, lodging for victim and children (800) 750-7990 or (608) 752-2583
Child Protective Services Access Line (608) 758-8432