What is JCSART?

The Johnson County Sexual Assault Response Team (JCSART) is a coalition of sexual assault nurse examiners, rape victim advocates, law enforcement officers, emergency room staff and prosecuting attorneys developed to provide coordinated services to adolescent/adult victims of sexual assault. The goal of JCSART is to meet the needs of assault survivors as they progress through the health care and criminal justice systems. JCSART has been serving the Johnson County community since 2000.

 

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
  • Registered nurses with special training to assist rape victims
  • On call 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Provide immediate, compassionate, culturally-sensitive health care
  • Collect medical evidence that will assist in prosecuting the assailant

     

Rape Victim Advocacy Program
  • Staffs 24-Hour Rape Crisis Line
  • Provides advocacy, support and information to victims/survivors and their family and friends
  • Present throughout the medical and legal process following an assault, fulfilling the victim's legal right to an advocate
  • Offers support to victims through the healing process
Law Enforcement Officers
  • Safeguard victims from further harm after the assault
  • Investigate the crime and collect evidence
  • Collect statements from victims and witnesses
  • Assist county attorneys in prosecuting the crime
Emergency Room Staff
  • Assist Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in providing treatment to victims
  • Provide additional medical treatment if necessary

     

Johnson County Attorney’s Office
  • Prosecutes sexual assault cases to protect the community; sexual assault is a crime against the state
  • Assists victims as cases proceed through the criminal justice system
  • Represents victims in court
 

For more information about these services, visit the member organizations page.