CVTC Sexual Assault Response Team

At Mount Sinai West, Mount St. Lukes, and Lenox Health Greenwich Village, CVTC maintains the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).  This team is comprised of a state-certified Volunteer Rape Crisis Advocate and a state-certified Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE).  These individuals are trained to provide survivors of sexual assault with comprehensive and compassionate care.

Advocates provide:

  • Emotional support  
  • Advocacy with Emergency Department staff
  • Advocacy with the police (if a survivor chooses to report)
  • Assistance with claims for financial reimbursement
  • Safety planning
  • A connection to the services offered at CVTC

SAFE Examiners provide:

  • Comprehensive medical examination
  • HIV and STD prophylaxis
  • Emergency contraception
  • Forensic evidence collection
  • A connection to the services offered at CVTC