WORTH CO., GA (WALB) - Several South Georgia agencies have teamed up to bring mobile sex assault exams to child victims in Worth County and Oscilla.
The mobile SANE, which stands for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, is a person who conducts sexual assault examinations.
Organizers from Valdosta Haven, the Patticake House in Tifton and other child abuse agencies will properly train advocates, law enforcement and hospital staff on policies and procedures for sexual abuse victims.
Officials said that there is a lack of these nurses due to the level of certification required.
"So basically we're bringing the local resources back to this area so that we don't have to have victims traveling. There may be transportation issues as to reasons why they didn't report so we want to take those barriers away and bring it back locally to this area," explained SANE Coordinator Kim Bennett.
Organizers said grant funding will help bring nurses to a victim's comfort zone and make a big impact.