Presentation Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Payment Study
Janine M. Zweig, Megan Denver, Darakshan Raja, Additional Authors
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When the Violence Against Women Act was reauthorized in 2005, it mandated that states receiving STOP funding provide free sexual assault forensic exams (SAFEs) to sexual assault victims and allow victims to receive exams without having to report the assault to law enforcement. States were given until January 5, 2009, to fully comply with the mandate. This presentation includes background information on the reauthorization and the study design, along with preliminary findings from a review of statutory and administrative codes on SAFE payment practices and from national surveys administered to state STOP administrators, compensation administrators, and state coalitions.
Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety
Tags Victims of crime
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center