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  • In Connecticut sexual assault exams and evidence collection can be conducted at any hospital emergency room throughout the state within 120 hours following an assault. It is against the law for victims to be billed for the exam and evidence collection. Victims also have the right to have a sexual assault crisis counselor present to support them there. Several hospitals utilize specialized sexual assault forensic examiners though the state’s Gail Burns Smith Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners Program. 

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Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners Program (SAFE)
Learn more about the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (SAFE) Program, which is the most comprehensive care available for victims and survivors of sexual assault.

Options to Consider
Learn more about preparing for a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE).