Buena Vista County SART Team

Buena Vista County SART Team


Storm Lake, IA (KICD) – A new sexual assault response team is now in operation.

It was announced Tuesday by the Buena Vista County Attorney’s Office, that the SART team is now in operation.   Liz LaPole is the Assistant County Attorney
Chair for Buena Vista County.  She shares details of the team…

The team features representatives from the attorneys office, along with Buena Vista Regional Medical Center,  Storm Lake Police, Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office, Centers Against Abuse & Sexual Assault (CAASA), and others.  signed to improve the community’s response to sexual assault incidents.
LaPole tells KICD News what the advantage is in having the SART team…

The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is a multidisciplinary team that collaboratively responds to sexual assault incidents and collects evidence with sensitivity to the victim. The SART seeks to provide comprehensive services and to improve community responses to sexual assault victims. The SART also promotes public education aimed at preventing sexual assault.
As part of April’s Sexual Assault Awareness month, the Buena Vista County SART will be holding a meet and greet for the public.  This informal event will be held at Our Place, 110 E. 3rd Street in Storm Lake on Tuesday, April 9th from 12-1 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.

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