Boulder County DA announces SANE program

Posted by RMPBS News Staff, Kristin Jones on

Boulder County will launch a program offering sexual assault forensic exams by April 1, 2015, making it easier to report and prosecute rape, I-News partner 9News reports.

Rocky Mountain PBS I-News and 9News investigated this issue in November 2014. Read the I-News story here and 9News’ report here.

District Attorney Stan Garnett announced sexual assault forensic exams will be offered at Boulder’s Foothills Hospital through a community partnership. The exams, also known as SANE exams or rape kits, will be available around the clock through the emergency room. SANE nurses from another hospital will work on-call shifts, until local nurses are fully trained. The exams include evaluation, medical treatment, and criminal evidence collection.

“That’s a huge benefit to sexual assault survivors is our community,” said Boulder Deputy District Attorney Katharina Booth. “They deserve it.”

Read more about Garnett’s announcement at 9News.com

Sex Assault Exams on Campus from Rocky Mountain PBS on Vimeo.

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