The 40-hour training course covers emergency first aid (utilizing the American Heart Association's curriculum), human anatomy, an overview of the prevalence, dynamics, and responses to sexual violence in American Indian/Alaska Native communities, forensic evidence collection (“rape kits"), health care referrals, confidentiality, Federal and Tribal sexual assault laws, service referrals, and community outreach.
A successful SAFESTAR candidate must be acknowledged as a respected individual in her community. She must not have any felony convictions or convictions for “crimes of moral turpitude” (such as shoplifting or theft). She cannot be employed by law enforcement, prosecution, or the court system. She must also be a compassionate and trusted woman dedicated to improving safety, health care, support, and justice for sexual assault victims and their families. For a more detailed discussion of selection criteria, please contact the Southwest Center for Law and Policy at 520-623-8192.