POTEAU–Somewhere in America, a woman is sexually assaulted every two minutes, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (2007).
Researchers have found that one in six men have experienced abusive sexual experiences before age 18.
In Oklahoma, a rape occurs every five hours, fifty minutes and 24 seconds (Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations. Approximately 2/3 of rapes are committed by someone known to the victim.
This can include a friend or acquaintance, someone in a close relationship with the victim, or a relative.
Sexual Assault Response and Resource Teams (SARRT) training is being offered for no-cost on March 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kiamichi Tech Center, 1509 South McKenna Street in Poteau.
This training is designed to assist communities with the development of a SARRT. A SARRT is a multi-disciplinary, inter-agency team uniting it’s members in a coordinated victim-centered and offender focused approach to the intervention and care of sexual assault survivors while promoting effective investigation techniques and practices to enhance the criminal justice system.
This training is open to individuals who wish to learn more about SARRT teams and their effectiveness. This includes first responders, advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors, nurses and the general public.
This course is certified for eight hours of CLEET credit including two mental health credit hours, eight hours of CDSVRP training and eight hours of RN Continuing Education through the California Board of Nursing.
For class registration please contact the Oklahoma Regional Community Policing Institute at Info@orcpi.org or call 405/416-5448 for a registration flyer.
This free training is being sponsored by the City of Tulsa -Tulsa Police Department and the Oklahoma Regional Community Policing Institute (ORCPI) in collaboration with the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police, the Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and the Oklahoma District Attorneys Council.
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