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The SANE Alternative to Hospital Emergency Rooms

The national Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program emerged out of a need to protect victims during times of extreme vulnerability.

Emergency rooms normally require long waits in a public setting. Following an assault, victims need privacy, confidentiality and compassion.

LACASA is proud to be part of the national SANE program and the profound difference it makes in the lives of sexual assault victims.

Learn more about the National SANE Program:

Sexual Assault Resource Service >>

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Programs: Office for Victims of Crimes >>

LACASA Staff Insight

Why Victims Don’t Tell: Sandusky case sheds light on complexities of sexual abuse

The conviction of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky captured the nation’s attention and cast a spotlight on an endless question: Why don’t victims tell? Tell a parent? Tell a teacher? Tell a friend? Tell someone? We know the question well at LACASA. It comes up repeatedly in our line of work, which […]