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Posted on: April 8, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Collaboration noted during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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The Tuolumne County District Attorney’s Office is proud to announce that on April 7, 2015, District Attorney Laura Krieg and Tuolumne Me-Wuk Indian Health Center Executive Director Frank Kearns signed an agreement whereby the Tuolumne Me-Wuk Indian Health Center will provide clinical space along with trained staff to conduct forensic sexual assault exams for victims in Tuolumne County. This is a groundbreaking step in the state of California and the only current agreement between a California Indian Health Center and District Attorney’s Office. The Tuolumne Me-Wuk Indian Health Center’s Family Nurse Practitioner Anna Wells worked extensively to secure a federal grant to purchase the equipment needed to conduct the exams and also provided the guidance and motivation for the SART team to embrace this project. The Tuolumne County SART team includes members from the District Attorney’s Office, Victim Witness, Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office, Sonora Police Department, Tuolumne Me-Wuk Indian Health Center, Sonora Regional Medical Center, Child Welfare Services, Center for a Non-Violent Community, and the Public Health Department. (Pictured are Frank Kearns, Anna Wells, Laura Krieg, Jim Mele)

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