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SANE Training April 2024
Collaborating with Montana SANE trainers, DOJ SAKI is hosting a virtual 40-hour adult/adolescent SANE training beginning April 1. Plus, an optional in-person 2-day clinical skills lab hosted by Hennepin Healthcare.
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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) receive training in addressing the needs of individuals that have experienced sexual assault. SANEs are prepared to provide both trauma-informed medical care and evidence collection. Training includes learning to approach survivors with empathy and empowerment while gathering information that informs their care and possibly an investigation. If a SANE pursues International Association of Forensic Nursing SANE certification, this training will cover the didactic SANE course requirement.
Montana SANE Trainers will use a Hybrid Training Model:
  • 40 Hours: Didactic Training (Virtual)
  • 16 Hours: Clinical Training (choose from 4 sites)
    • Kalispell: May 6-7
    • Missoula: May 8-9
    • Helena: May 13-14
    • Bozeman: May 15-16
Participants taking the clinical training are required to complete a didactic training program prior to the clinical training date.
Registration instructions will be released soon!
DOJ Kit Track Training
Learn to use and manage the sexual assault kit track system.

Registration Required – To schedule an individual, group, or agency training session, please email [email protected] . A DOJ employee will contact you to coordinate a training session. 

Montana law, 46-15-405, MCA, requires law enforcement agencies, health care facilities, and crime laboratories to use the Montana Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System. If your agency or facility is not tracking sexual assault evidence kits through the Montana Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System, please notify DOJ at [email protected].

Free Virtual 90-minute DOJ Kit Track Training Series hosted by the Montana Department of Justice.

Kit Track Sessions will cover an in-depth discussion of the following:
Sexual assault kit testing policies and procedures;
Learn about available resources and training;
Introduction to the kit track system;
Demonstration of the kit track system, and;

DOJ Kit Track Training Flyer and Agenda


Click on  the link to learn more about each item below:

                                     ITEM                                       DESCRIPTION                                     DOWNLOADABLE PDF
Investigating Sexual Assault: A Field Guide for Law Enforcement OfficersBest practices for responding to, and investigating sexual assault crimesInvestigating Sexual Assault Field Guide
Benefits of a Coordinated Community Response to Sexual Violence Benefits of a Coordinated Community Response 
Kit Track and Victim Rights InformationResource for responders to give to victims of sexual assault includes instructions to track a SAK and listed victim rights Kit Track and Victim Rights Card
Patient Consent Form Informs person of options when a sexual assault forensic examination is requestedNEW Patient Consent Form
Cultural AwarenessCultural considerations when responding to, and investigating sexual assault crimesCultural Awareness
Community and System Based AdvocatesThe different roles and responsibilities of advocatesCommunity and Systems Based Advocacy
Victim or Survivor TerminologyA resource from SAKI TTA outlining important considerations about when to use victim or survivor terminologyVictim or Survivor Terminology from Investigation Through Prosecution
Active Listening TermsWays to practice active listeningActive Listening Terms
Kit Tracker Instructions Instructions for law enforcement agencies Contact [email protected] to request a kit track guide.
Kit Tracker Instructions Instructions for healthcare facilities Contact [email protected] to request a kit track guide.
Attorney General MemoSexual Assault Kit Tracking System Memo from the Attorney General’s OfficeSAK Kit Tracking System memo
46-15-404, MCA Flow ChartEasy follow along flow chart to layout procedures in 46-15-404, MCA 46-15-404, MCA Flow Chart


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