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Resources for Law Enforcement & Child Protection Services

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SANE Program
Meriter Hospital, within the Emergency Department
202 S. Park Street
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 417-5916

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Regardless of when the assault occurred, we encourage all victims to seek medical services to discuss both short-term and long-term health concerns.

SANE welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with law enforcement and child protection services from all counties. Due to the highly specialized care that is required for patients of sexual assault, SANE nurses are available for questions, consults and exams. Regardless of when the assault occurred, SANE recommends the patient is seen by our program for a specialized exam and collaboration of services.

However, to obtain forensic physical findings, it is best the examination is performed as soon as possible.

Evidence Collection

  • Evidence for the Sexual Assault Evidence Kit can be collected up to 120 hours after the assault. Any questions about the timeframe, please call SANE at (608) 417-5916.
  • Injury documentation including photography
  • Strangulation forensic documentation including photography

Additional Services
SANE nurses are also trained in:

  • Suspect exams
  • Child physical abuse
  • Elder abuse
  • Assisting in coroner cases

SANE nurses are available to speak to groups and organizations and may also provide expert testimony in a court of law.

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