SASTA is a partnership among three organizations: the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services (WVFRIS), Marshall University's Forensic Science Center (MUFSC), and West Virginia University (WVU).

This partnership represents an unprecedented commitment to work collaboratively to improve the training capacity of service providers and first responders with the overall responsibility for various components in the investigation, prosecution, and examination of the crimes of sexual assault and stalking; as well as the oversight and provision of prevention and intervention services to victims of sexual assault and stalking in the state of West Virginia.

This partnership exists to develop and maintain a sustainable training and information delivery method to address the gaps in training accessibility, provide updated information and establish a standard of care/victim-centered response for those professionals in the state charged with providing intervention services and prevention programs as well as the criminal justice system's response to the issues of sexual assault and stalking. It provides the foundation and collective expertise for a longer term vision of a model for West Virginia, the online Sexual Assault Services Training Academy (SASTA).

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SANE Classroom Training- March 12-13, 2018
by Debra Lopez-Bonasso - Monday, 29 January 2018, 1:46 PM

The next 2 day SANE Classroom Training will be held on March 12-13, 2018 at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

Please note that this training provides knowledge and practical application of skills specific to the collection of forensic evidence and the WV Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit as it ...

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SANE Practicum Skills Day - November 1, 2017
by Debra Lopez-Bonasso - Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 10:46 PM

A SANE Practicum Skills Day will be held on November 1, 2017 for nurses who have completed the 40 hour SANE training and are working on completion of the clinical requirements.

This one day training will provide the opportunity to obtain hours for a "mock" medical forensic exam and practice with speculum insertion.

Class size is limited to 16 and will fill on a first register basis. 




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SANE 2 Day Classroom Training - October 18-19, 2017
by Debra Lopez-Bonasso - Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 10:41 PM

The next SANE Classroom Training will be held at the Monongalia County Health Department on October 18-19, 2017.  Nurses must have completed the 24 hours of online SANE training to be able to participate.  

A certificate of completion must be submitted with the registration form.

Class size is limited to 20 and will fill on a come register basis.