Sexual Violence Justice Institute at MNCASA promotes justice for victims of sexual violence through collaboration, leadership, training and technical assistance as a national resource for expertise in the criminal justice response to sexual violence.

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SVJI leads in criminal justice response to sexual violence

SVJI at MNCASA is respected nationwide for specialized expertise in criminal justice response to sexual violence, including SART team training, T.A. to OVW grantees and STOP administrators, and protocols that make teams effective.

Hennepin SMART

Hennepin County SMARTeam Releases Community Needs Assessment

The Hennepin County SMARTeam (Sexual Assault Multidisciplinary Action Response Team) released their in-depth Community Needs Assessment at a press conference on Wed, Oct. 22 at Minneapolis City Hall. Click here for the Executive Summary, the full report, or the press release.

 

National expertise in criminal justice response

SVJI at MNCASA works to provide Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) across the country with skills and knowledge essential for a coordinated, compassionate response to sexual assault. Learn more about SVJI projects.

Training for police, courts, health providers, and advocates

The Sexual Violence Justice Institute at MNCASA is a leader in training and consulting for teams and responders across the country. SVJI provides coaching in victim centered approaches to investigation and prosecution, training for preparing expert witnesses, multidisciplinary responses to sexual assault in communities, and much more. Learn more about training and consulting.

Login: Expert testimony resources for criminal justice professionals

The Sexual Violence Justice Institute provides resources that prosecutors, law enforcement, victim advocates, and healthcare professionals can use to become familiar with each other's work, and increase the likelihood of good case outcomes and effective prosecutions. Click here to login.

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