The Mountain West SANE Alliance program provides assault victims trauma informed, compassionate, culturally sensitive, and comprehensive forensic evaluation and treatment by trained, professional nurse experts.
In 2012, the Roaring Fork Valley lost its SANE (Sexual Assault Nurses Examination) program, leaving the community vulnerable and victims of sexual assault having to travel to Grand Junction or Frisco to receive services. In 2016, a small group of dedicated professionals came together to reinstate the services that assault victims in our community require, forming Mountain West SANE Alliance (MWSA). On January 1, 2018, MWSA program, including the financials, administration and program management moved under the umbrella of the established RBRC agency.
How Abuse is Defined
How Abuse is Defined in Colorado
Colorado Children’s Code – 19-1-103. Definitions
As used in this title 19 or in the specified portion of this title 19, unless the context otherwise requires:
(1) (a) “Abuse” or “child abuse or neglect”, as used in part 3 of article 3 of this title, means an act or omission in one of the following categories that threatens the health or welfare of a child:
(II) Any case in which a child is subjected to unlawful sexual behavior as defined in section 16-22-102 (9), C.R.S.;
Adolescents are considered minors until they turn 18.