SAFE For All with UCM
A Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) program is part of a hospital’s Emergency Department providing specialized medical exams for survivors of sexual assault.
This specialized medical exam includes a detailed history, physical exam and forensic evidence collected by a trained professional. Currently, very few hospitals, especially rural hospitals have the capability to provide rapid, competent care to sexual assault survivors. Not only are the resources often not available but the cost of a fully staffed, trained and prepared SAFE program is nearly $100,000 per year per hospital or millions statewide.