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Implementing SANE Programs in Rural Communities: The West Virginia Regional Mobile SANE Project
Publication Date:  June 2008
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Office of Justice Programs Seal   Office for Victims of Crime, Putting Victims First

Creating a Strategic Plan

Recruiting and Training Advocates

  • Develop a job description and application form for the advocate coordinator positions in each of the participating rape crisis centers. Hire advocate coordinators.

  • Develop a recruitment brochure for the program.

  • Recruit volunteers for advocate training sessions.

  • Conduct training sessions. Train a minimum of 25 volunteers to serve as advocates for the regional SANE program and a minimum of 8 advocates who can train future volunteers.

  • Secure commitment agreements from at least 10 newly trained advocates to provide extended evening and weekend coverage.