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Federal Funds to Continue SANE Training


The program hosted by USI trains forensic nurses

Nearly $1.5 million in more federal money is on the way to USI to boost the number of forensic nurses. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

The funding over three years is earmarked for the Southwest Indiana Area Health Center to continue the Indiana SANE Training Project.

USI says the project provides statewide advanced nursing education to increase the number of forensic nurses, also known as sexual assault nurse examiners – or SANEs.

They’re specifically trained to provide evidence-based, trauma-informed medical care to victims of sexual assault or abuse and to ensure specimens are collected properly.

The Indiana SANE Training Project focuses on rural and medically underserved communities with the goal of providing highly specialized care to all residents of Indiana, regardless of where they live.

The project partners with the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking, International Association of Forensic Nurses, Indiana State Police Crime Lab, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Indiana Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance, and Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council.