Somewhere in America, a woman is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (2007).
Researchers have found that 1 in 6 men have experienced abusive sexual experiences before age 18. In Oklahoma, a rape occurs every five hours, fifty minutes and twenty-four seconds (Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation).
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 in Durant on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The training is sponsored by the Campus Police Department and the Oklahoma Regional Community Policing Institute.
This training is designed to assist communities with the development of a SARRT. A SARRT is a multi-disciplinary, inter-agency collaboration that unites its members in a coordinated victim-centered and offender focused approach to the intervention and care of sexual assault survivors.
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 or nurses, as well as, the general public.
This course is certified for 8 hours of CLEET credit including 2 mental health credit hours, 8 hours of CDSVRP training and 8 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/ 671-8742.
This training is being sponsored by the City of Tulsa, Tulsa Police Department, the Oklahoma Regional Community Policing Institute (ORCPI), the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police, the Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, the Oklahoma Office of Attorney General and the Oklahoma District Attorneys Council.