The Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) was created by the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005), 42 U.S.C. §14043g, and is the first federal funding stream solely dedicated to the provision of direct intervention and related assistance for victims of sexual assault. The SASP encompasses four different funding streams for states and territories, tribes, state sexual assault coalitions, tribal sexual assault coalitions, and culturally specific organizations. Overall, the purpose of SASP is to provide intervention, advocacy, accompaniment (e.g., accompanying victims to court, medical facilities, police departments, etc.), support services, and related assistance for adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault, family and household members of victims, and those collaterally affected by the sexual assault.

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Staff

Connie Berhorst
Program Manager
(573) 526-1464
Tina Utley
Program Specialist
Grants
(573) 522-6235
Michelle Parks
Program Representative
Grants
(573) 751-5954
Kristina Kirchhoff-Welch
Program Representative
Grants
(573) 522-5685