Violence and International Injury Prevention Program
This report is a survey conducted by the Michigan Sexual Assault Surveillance System (SASS) as part of the Violence and Intentional Injury Prevention Program (VI2P2). It was conducted for the purpose of assessing how agencies and service providers who come into contact with survivors of sexual assault collect and manage their data. The surveillance aspect of the SASS involves focusing on issues such as incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, and economic costs of sexual violence. This report outlines the responses of 69 of the 148 agencies and service providers contacted by the SASS team. Results show that more than two-thirds of the agencies surveyed have a systematic method for collecting data on sexual assault. However, only one-third of these agencies had access to e-mail or other Internet services and less than a third of them were judged to be technologically behind current standards. The SASS team created a website for the agencies that can assist them in accessing sexual assault data and SASS briefing reports.
Evaluation; prevalence; rape crisis centers