Greetings SASP Administrators!
The National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project is starting its fifth year of providing technical assistance to administrators and coalitions on the Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant Program, and we are excited that the Office on Violence Against Women has renewed our Project.
RSP has recently updated our website, and a wide variety of resources are easily available to you including a project page devoted to SASP. I thought this was a good time to review some of the white papers, webinars and previous newsletters that you can access anytime you need support on a particular topic.
I hope you will take some time to listen to a webinar you missed along the way or review information from a white paper. If one of these resources leaves you with questions or inspires you to adjust approaches in your state, please don't hesitate to reach out for an individual consultation.
I appreciate all that you do to ensure excellent services for survivors of sexual assault, and I'm here to help you all along the way! Don't hesitate to reach out via phone at (515) 401-8984 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Sincerely,
Terri Poore, MSW
SASP Technical Assistance Specialist
SASP White Papers
Seven SASP White Papers provide an in-depth analysis of a wide variety of sexual assault services issues.In 2014, RSP published a SASP white paper, Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant Program Report on Key Issues, based on a survey of SASP administrators on a number of overarching questions related to SASP including grant processes; monitoring; working with partners like the coalition and culturally specific organizations; innovations; and lessons learned. Our most popular SASP white paper, published in 2013, is Holistic Healing Services for Survivors which discusses the importance of integrating holistic healing services and provides several detailed examples as well as a number of practical tips on how to make that work. Other white papers you may want to review include:
- Sexual Assault Services Program Coalition Grant Overview
- Working with Teen Survivors of Sexual Violence
- Program Evaluation: Knowing is Half the Battle
- Action, Engagement, Remembering: Services for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Strong Foundation for Healing: Shelter and Sexual Violence
You can view and listen to a number of SASP webinars at your convenience from our most recent webinars on Creating Accessible & Welcoming In-Person Events for Persons with Disabilities with the VERA Institute and Iowa's Funding Restructure to webinars from several years ago such as SASP Best Practices and SASP Reporting Requirements & Closeout Process. Two webinars have focused on culturally specific services. One focused on IowaCASA's model of Incubating Culturally Specific Organizations and the other was a discussion with several administrators on Supporting Culturally Specific Programs with SASP.
Previous SASP Newsletters
Whether you are looking at taking a deeper dive into program evaluation or eager to understand more about PREA, SASP newsletters contain a wide variety of resources on these topics and many more. Here are links to SASP newsletters over the past few years:
- Civil Rights Compliance (June 2015)
- Program Evaluation (December 2015)
- Working with Dual Programs (June 2014)
- The Prison Rape Elimination Act (December 2013)
- Culturally and Linguistically Specific Programs (June 2013)
The Resource Sharing Project and this newsletter are supported by Grant No. 2009-TA-AX-K037 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view in this newsletter are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.