Sexual Assault Response Teams: Coordinating Our Response to Sexual Assault (SART)

Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault, February 2018.


This online guide outlines the roles of Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART) so congregations can support sexual assault survivors.


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Recommended Audience

congregations seeking to support sexual assault victims



Practical Applications

  • Create a sexual assault response team by discussing this guide with leaders in your congregation and brainstorming who could fill each role.
  • Equip your staff with sexual assault resources by sharing this document and encouraging them to reference this information as needed.

About the Contributor

Ben Tapper

Ben Tapper is an associate for resource consulting with the Center for Congregations. Ben has a passion for communal healing and restoration. He is also a consultant on CRG Chat and helps with social media.  

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