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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner & Pediatric SANE and Related Programs

4510-0810

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 $4,844,520 $4,844,520
FY17 $4,734,124 $4,630,449
FY16 $4,538,219 $4,357,869
FY15 $3,936,051 $3,754,426
FY14 $3,342,594 $3,165,665
FY13 $3,389,273 $3,160,740
FY12 $3,446,330 $3,160,740
FY11 $3,547,543 $3,160,740
FY10 $4,010,067 $3,503,336
FY09 $4,162,809 $3,601,330
FY08 $4,470,508 $3,814,111
FY07 $4,388,374 $3,610,111
FY06 $3,418,028 $2,740,626
FY05 $1,114,908 $861,409
FY04 $977,760 $733,409
FY03 $1,151,537 $845,116
FY02 $1,163,012 $835,140
FY01 $1,275,530 $900,000
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Funding for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner & Pediatric SANE and Related Programs
8.4%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Notes

  • Funding for the Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program was a separate line item in FY06, but was incorporated into the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program in FY07.
  • Use caution comparing funding for this line item FY09-FY10. In FY10, funding for information technology was taken out of this line item and shifted to a centralized information technology account. The exact amount of this accounting change is not available.

* Funding and comparison information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.

The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program provides medical care and expert forensic evidence collection for victims of all ages. The program connects victims to rape crisis center advocates or children’s advocacy centers to assure that they are provided with social and emotional supports. The evidence collected by SANEs can be critical in the prosecution of sexual offenders. The Massachusetts SANE program is the only statewide program for all ages in the country and the pediatric component has been a model for similar efforts in other states and countries to care for child sexual assault patients.

This line item supports the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program as well as services in rape crisis centers and children’s advocacy centers that are part of a comprehensive response to sexual assault patients of all ages. The SANE Program includes two components: an Adolescent/Adult component and a Pediatric component.

The Adolescent/Adult component serves patients age 12 and over at designated hospital emergency departments across the state. SANEs respond within one hour of being paged, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and perform exams using special forensic evidence collection kits, as well as providing other clinical care. Staff and/or volunteers from rape crisis centers work with SANEs to provide medical accompaniment and support to victims and link them to community-based services. SANEs also work with law enforcement officials to interpret forensic evidence, and they testify about the evidence at sexual assault trials.

The Pediatric SANE program serves children age 11 and under who are victims of sexual assault and abuse. Most services are provided at one of seven Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) in the state, and the Lawrence General Hospital provides 24-hour emergency services. (Children may be referred to a CAC from emergency departments and other settings.) Pediatric SANEs conduct developmentally appropriate physical exams and collect forensic evidence using kits specially designed to allow a non-invasive examination that is sensitive to the needs of children. CAC Pediatric SANEs also document abuse that has occurred outside the usual 72-hour timeframe for evidence collection, and they work with CAC personnel and community partners to provide crisis intervention and link children and their families with other services.

In addition to forensic work, SANEs provide education and training to medical providers, educators, and other groups, and they participate in trial preparation and testify in court, helping to increase the rate of guilty pleas and verdicts. Funding from this line item also supports CACs and rape crisis centers in their roles as part of the team serving victims.

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $4,844,520 $4,844,520
FY18 Leg $4,844,520 $4,844,520
FY18 Sen $4,728,855 $4,728,855
FY18 SWM $4,728,855 $4,728,855
FY18 Hou $4,828,855 $4,828,855
FY18 HWM $4,728,855 $4,728,855
FY18 Gov $4,728,855 $4,728,855
FY17 $4,734,124 $4,630,449

Notes

  • Funding for the Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program was a separate line item in FY06, but was incorporated into the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program in FY07.
  • Use caution comparing funding for this line item FY09-FY10. In FY10, funding for information technology was taken out of this line item and shifted to a centralized information technology account. The exact amount of this accounting change is not available.

* Funding information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.