A Message from the Attorney General

Formed in 1999 by my predecessor, Attorney General Hardy Myers, in collaboration with statewide leaders, the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force has a proud history of addressing sexual violence in Oregon. The spirit of the task force comes from the membership, a group of multidisciplinary responders dedicated to making Oregon a safe and thriving community so that all of our residents can lead true, authentic lives. This dedication is communicated through the many resources and programs SATF develops and implements, including position papers, manuals, training, technical assistance, legislative and policy efforts, and primary prevention efforts. As Oregon’s Attorney General, I am proud of the Department of Justice’s legacy as reflected in the Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force.

Attorney General, Ellen Rosenblum

What We Do

The Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force is a private, non-profit, non-governmental statewide agency operating three programs and coordinating over 100 multi-disciplinary members who serve as advisors on our Task Force Advisory Committee: Campus, Criminal Justice, Legislative & Public Policy, Medical-Forensic, Men’s Engagement, Offender Management, Prevention Education, and Victim Response.

In organizing and maintaining a membership body, the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force seeks to facilitate cross-discipline collaboration and cultivate victim-centered approaches to sexual assault primary prevention, victim advocacy, medical forensic care, criminal prosecution and sex offender management and treatment.

Our mission is to facilitate and support a collaborative, survivor-centered approach to the prevention of and response to sexual violence. We accomplish our mission by advancing primary prevention and providing multi-disciplinary training and technical assistance to responders in Oregon and nationally.

Year in Review

Click the links below to see annual overviews of our work and the impact of our programs.

Our Programs

Sexual Assault Training Institute

The Sexual Assault Training Institute (SATI) provides regular, high-quality and professional discipline-specific and multidisciplinary training to victim advocates, law enforcement, sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs), prosecutors, campus practitioners, and sexual assault response teams, among others, which are intended to increase knowledge, skills and victim sensitivity.

Prevention Program

The Prevention Program works to eliminate the roots causes of sexual violence in order to stop sexual violence before it occurs.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program

The SANE Program provides technical assistance and support to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners/Sexual Assault Examiners, clinics, and hospitals across the state of Oregon.  The SANE Program provides administrative support to the Oregon SANE/SAE Certification Commission.