Genesee county sexual assault Response team (SART)
SART ensures there is a competent, consistent, and sensitive multidisciplinary response regarding sexual assault in our community. Advocacy, and counseling are available to survivors who are in need of services.
SART, the Sexual Assault Response Team of Genesee County, is a victim-centered community collaborative effort designed to provide a coordinated response to sexual assaults in our community.
Genesee County’s SART is focused on:
If you feel you have been a victim of sexual assault and want to speak with someone call our crisis line at 810-238-SAFE.
any type of sexual contact that is nonconsensual, forced, or coerced, or when the victim is incapable of giving consent because of her/his temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity or because of her/his youth.
nonconsensual, forced or coerced sexual penetration against the will of the victim or when the victim is incapable of giving consent because of her/his temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity or because of her/his youth.
Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC)
the legal term used for sexual assault or rape. This term is used in Michigan because state law recognizes both touching and penetration as criminal offenses. The word ‘rape’ is not used in Michigan law.
Victim and survivor
the individual who was assaulted. These words are used interchangeably.
Perpetrator or assailant
the person who commits the assault. These words are used interchangeably.