Boulder County DA announces SANE program

Boulder County will launch a program offering sexual assault forensic exams by April 1, 2015, making it easier to report and prosecute rape, I-News partner 9News reports.

Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett.

Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett.

Rocky Mountain PBS I-News and 9News investigated this issue in November 2014. Read the I-News story here and 9News’ report here.

District Attorney Stan Garnett announced sexual assault forensic exams will be offered at Boulder’s Foothills Hospital through a community partnership. The exams, also known as SANE exams or rape kits, will be available around the clock through the emergency room. SANE nurses from another hospital will work on-call shifts, until local nurses are fully trained. The exams include evaluation, medical treatment, and criminal evidence collection.

“That’s a huge benefit to sexual assault survivors is our community,” said Boulder Deputy District Attorney Katharina Booth. “They deserve it.”

Read more about Garnett’s announcement at 9News.com

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