Assistance with paperwork – PPO’s, Divorce, Victim Impact Statements, Victim Compensation, etc.
Court support and advocacy with legal system
Legal Clinic – attorneys providing pro-bono support
Domestic Violence Counseling
Sexual Assault Counseling
Domestic Violence Support Group
Healing Art’s Support Group
COVE Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) are registered nurses who have completed specialized education and clinical preparation in the medical forensic care of the patient who has experienced sexual assault or abuse.
One component of the streamlined care COVE SANE can offer is the comprehensive medical forensic examination. This exam at it’s broadest is composed of the medical forensic history, a detailed physical and emotional assessment, written/electronic and photographic documentation, collection and management of forensic samples, and providing emotional and social support and resources. The SANE also testifies in any legal proceed-ings related to the examination and ensures the proper chain of custody and integrity of the samples is maintained so that the evidence will be admissible in court.
The COVE Nurse examiners will work alongside a COVE Sexual Assault Crisis Advocate and with other disciplines in the community. These may include: law enforcement, crime lab personnel, child protective services, prosecutors and attorneys. These professionals are also striving to assure that the response to a patient who has been sexually assaulted is victim-centered and compassionate, resulting in a successful criminal justice response.
SANE exams are free, confidential and the survivor has the right to determine if they want to report to law enforcement. Exams are available ages 13 and above.
All COVE services are free, confidential and available to all those in need.