Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
The mission of the Illinois Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (IL SANE) Program is to increase the number of SANEs working in Illinois by providing high quality, consistent education and support for registered nurses and other professionals serving sexual assault survivors. By educating nurses, police, prosecutors, advocates, and others, survivors of sexual assault will be assured of receiving quality patient care; full, fair, and accurate forensic evaluations; and a multidisciplinary approach that holds offenders accountable for these horrific crimes.
Illinois Attorney General’s SANE Program
The Illinois SANE program was developed by the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, with assistance from the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault and existing SANE programs, through a grant received from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners are crucial in ensuring that sexual assault patients receive more compassionate care. Specially trained nurses are able to reduce re-traumatization of patients and improve the quality of forensic evidence collection, which in turn increases prosecution rates of offenders.
To carry out its mission, the Illinois SANE Program offers 40-hour Adult/Adolescent (basic) SANE training, 40-hour Pediatric SANE training and 16-hour Advanced SANE training throughout Illinois each year. All trainings are free of charge to attendees. In fiscal year 2010-2011, the SANE training program conducted nine separate trainings with a total of 176 attendees.
2013 SANE TRAININGS
To register for a SANE training or to inquire about upcoming trainings, please contact:
Conference Registration Line: 1-866-376-7215
Please direct any questions to:
Crime Victims Assistance Line