Gov. Justice allocates $150,000 for sexual assault nurse examiner coordinator

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice recently announced the allocation of $150,000 in West Virginia Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) grant funds to the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services.

The funds will be used to hire, retain, and train a statewide Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) project coordinator. This coordinator’s responsibilities will include providing technical assistance to SANEs and qualified medical providers, aiding the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) Commission by reviewing training curricula, offering subject matter expertise, and participating in relevant workgroups and activities. Additionally, the coordinator will develop training modules for qualified forensic examiners to meet legislative rule requirements and training standards.

The funds are awarded to:

– West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services – $150,000

These grant funds are managed by the Justice and Community Services (JCS) Section of the West Virginia Division of Administrative Services (DAS).

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