Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)

The Choice Is Yours

If you’re a survivor of a recent sexual violence act, you may want to seek medical care, file a report and/or pursue prosecution. The choice is yours. You may want to consider getting a forensic medical exam within 120 hours (5 days) if you think you may want to report in the future. A local sexual assault response team (SART) is available to help: 

What is a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)?

A sexual assault response team (SART) is a survivor-sensitive program that responds to sexual assaults in the community. 

The SART team consists of:

  • A nurse examiner (medical support and evidentiary examination)
  • A law enforcement officer (investigation and emergency assistance)
  • A counselor-advocate (emotional and informational support)
  • Any additional health and law enforcement professionals.

Local SART Facilities

You may get a forensic medical exam at these nearby SART facilities within 120 hours (five days) of a sexual assault. Try not to bathe/ shower, use the restroom, brush teeth, change clothes, comb hair, clean crime scene or move anything the perpetrator might have touched. If you changed, place clothing you were wearing at the time of the assault in a paper bag and take to the SART facility. Do not use plastic. 

A CARE Advocate can accompany you to these facilities and/or arrange transportation. 

Riverside County Regional Medical Center (11.8 miles/18.9 kms)
26520 Cactus Avenue
Moreno Valley, CA 92555
Emergency Room: (951) 486-5650

Rancho Springs Medical Center (33.9 miles/54.5 kms)
2550 Medical Center Drive
Murrieta, CA 92562
(951) 696-6000

Learn more about what to expect at a forensic medical exam.

Contact a CARE Advocate.  

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