SART Guide

The Georgia Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Guide is a multidisciplinary victim‐centered approach for responding to victims of sexual assault.

The purpose of this project is to outline a statewide, unified, consistent response to cases of sexual assault from law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, and victim service providers. The goals of the project include increases in (1) access to victim services, (2) offender accountability, and (3) knowledge and skills for victim services and the criminal justice system to appropriately respond to sexual assaults throughout the state of Georgia. This project supports and strengthens existing Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) and assists in the creation of new SARTs. The ultimate outcome is that each judicial circuit has a trained SART to support a coordinated response to sexual assault, ensuring that victims are safe, and offenders are held accountable.