Law enforcement and medical professionals, who have worked with sexual assault victims, know that victims are often "victimized" again when they go to hospital emergency rooms for medical care and evidence collection. All too often, the nurses who perform the exams often lack training and experience in working with sexual assault victims and in preserving evidence.

FACT is a team of experienced, highly qualified and compassionate physicians and nurses available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to offer various aspects of medical and/or forensic care to patients presenting with concerns for recent (within 96 hours) sexual abuse or assault. FACT is one of five programs in New York State certified as a Center of Excellence for children, adolescents and adults presenting with concerns for abuse and/or assault.


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