CVTC initiated the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Program (SAFE) in conjunction with the Department of Emergency Medicine as part of our continuing mission to provide the best and most comprehensive treatment to victims of violent crime. Through the SAFE Program, specially trained doctors, nurses and physician assistants are on-call and work as a team with the volunteer advocate on-call to provide compassionate medical care and the most technologically advanced forensic evidence collection for survivors of sexual assault.
A hospital emergency room that has a Department of Health certified SAFE program provides immediate medical care, evidence collection, crisis counseling, advocacy, and follow-up care. The SAFE programs in the emergency rooms of St. Lukes Hospital, Roosevelt Hospital, and Beth Israel Medical Center have been designated Centers of Excellence by the NY State Department of Health.
To find out more visit the NYS Department of Health Website.