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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)

Mission Statement

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, 8-hour Advanced SANE training, and 8-hour Foundation to Provide Sexual Assault Patient Care in the Emergency Room training throughout Illinois each year. All trainings are free of charge to attendees.

Adult/Adolescent SANE Trainings
Please review the Adult/Adolescent SANE Clinical Log before applying to learn about training requirements.

September 2022 Invitation and Application.

Pediatric/Adolescent SANE Trainings
Please review the Pediatric/Adolescent SANE Clinical Log before applying to learn about training requirements.

March-April 2022 Invitation and Application.

Advanced SANE Trainings and Clinical SANE Trainings

For Advanced and Clinical SANE trainings you must have completed a 40-hour didactic SANE training. Please e-mail for additional information.

Foundation to Provide Sexual Assault Patient Care in the Emergency Room Training

July 22 2022 Foundation Invitation and Application.

Emergency Department Clinical Staff: 2-hour Illinois Sexual Assault and Medical Forensic Services Training

Learn more and view instructions to access the online training.

To register for a SANE training or to inquire about upcoming trainings, please contact:

Conference Registration Line: 1-866-376-7215

Downloadable Resources:


Please direct any questions to:

Jaclyn Rodriguez RN, BS, BSN, SANE-A
SANE Coordinator, Crime Victim Services
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
100 W. Randolph Street, 13th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Office: 312-814-6267
Fax: 312-814-7105

Crime Victims Assistance Line
1-877-398-1130 (TTY)

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