SANE of Otero & Lincoln County

SANE of Otero & Lincoln County SANE = Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. 24 Hr. Hotline (575) 430-9485
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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners provide sexual assault exams at no cost to the victim. We can provide medical care, medications to prevent STI's and resources to help you in your recovery.

The Otero/Lincoln County SANE Program has once again lost an amazing Nurse and friend.  Last night, we said good-bye to ...
05/08/2020

The Otero/Lincoln County SANE Program has once again lost an amazing Nurse and friend. Last night, we said good-bye to Vickie Diamond, and our lives will never quite be the same. Vickie was truly all the words typically used to describe a person, wrapped up into one amazing package. Her positive energy was her hallmark and that energy touched every part of her life. She literally lit up a room, whenever she walked in, making everyone near her feel comfortable and loved. She was a fiercely dedicated ER and Forensic Nurse, often spending hours per week on her regular ER shift, only to spend her “days off” caring for victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. And she wouldn’t have had it any other way. Vickie was passionate about providing the absolute best care possible to victims, always looking for ways to make our program even better. Vickie, along with ER Director Liz Estrada-Klein, made it possible for victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence to receive Medical and Forensic care in their own community at Lincoln County Medical Center, alleviating the need to have to drive for hours to Alamogordo or Roswell to see a SANE Nurse. Though Ruidoso was her “home base” Vickie never hesitated to jump in her car and make the drive to Alamogordo for a SANE exam when needed. Always with an incredible smile. Vickie was truly a one-of-a-kind person, one-of-a-kind Nurse and one-of-a-kind friend. Those of us who were blessed to meet and work with her are forever changed. Rest Easy, until we meet again. You have certainly earned it.

We spend so much time focusing on a VICTIM’S behavior instead of placing the blame squarely on the offender.
04/29/2020

We spend so much time focusing on a VICTIM’S behavior instead of placing the blame squarely on the offender.

a+ tips right here 🙌

04/06/2020

It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of the original Otero/Lincoln County SANE Director Tina Godby-Ware. Tina, along with Celeste Siebel, was instrumental in building our local SANE Program, helping to create a Board of Directors (The Southern New Mexico Wellness Alliance), applying for non-profit status, working with Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center to secure a private, stand-alone clinic for SANE Services and actively promoting the Annual Take Back the Night event for Sexual Assault awareness in our community. Tina was a “true believer” who worked tirelessly on behalf of Sexual Assault Victims in Otero and Lincoln Counties. Anyone who met her came to know that Advocacy for Sexual Assault Victims was a true calling for Tina, and she lived that calling every day. Tina’s work on behalf of victims and the Otero /Lincoln SANE Program will remain her living legacy. She will certainly be missed by the numerous people whose lives she touched. Our hearts go out to her family and her Niece Amy Rivers, also a former O/L SANE Director. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness month. SANE of Otero and Lincoln  counties is here to provide services, answe...
04/02/2020

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness month. SANE of Otero and Lincoln counties is here to provide services, answer questions and offer referrals to other care providers 24 hours a day to victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence- 575-430-9485.

Every April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and we support every survivor.

#SocialDistancing has not changed the rules of consent. Boundaries in your relationship are still important, especially when sharing living space for an extended time. @NSVRC #IAsk

PNM
04/02/2020
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Public Service Company of New Mexico

03/31/2020

During this crisis, SANE of Otero and Lincoln Counties is still here to provide our full range of services for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence victims. Call our 24-hour hotline at 575-430-9485.

After a rape exam, women’s underclothes are often taken as evidence. This nurse buys them new ones.
02/19/2020
After a rape exam, women’s underclothes are often taken as evidence. This nurse buys them new ones.

After a rape exam, women’s underclothes are often taken as evidence. This nurse buys them new ones.

Martha Phillips sits in the emergency room at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Wash. (Audra Mercille) By Cathy Free February 18, 2020 at 7:00 AM ESTEmergency room nurse Martha Phillips watched a rape survivor walk out of the hospital in oversize scrubs last December, her arms clu...

We have SANE Nurses who are qualified to provide DV Exams following a strangulation incident.  Please call 575-430-9485 ...
12/11/2019
Strangulation Can Leave Long-Lasting Injuries

We have SANE Nurses who are qualified to provide DV Exams following a strangulation incident. Please call 575-430-9485 for more information. This is a 24-hour Hotline.

The long-lasting side effects of strangulation, a common tactic of abusers.

The Otero/Lincoln County SANE Program now offers DV/IPV exams, FREE OF CHARGE.  Please call 430-9485 Or your Victim Advo...
12/04/2019

The Otero/Lincoln County SANE Program now offers DV/IPV exams, FREE OF CHARGE. Please call 430-9485 Or your Victim Advocate at COPE can assist with scheduling and exam.

Strangulation Facts: The odds for homicide increase 750% for victims who have been previously strangled, compared to victims who have never been strangled. Additionally, loss of oxygen to the brain can cause a Traumatic Brain Injury. Even worse, death can occur days or weeks after the attack due to carotid artery dissection and respiratory complications such as pneumonia, ARDS and the risk of blood clots traveling to the brain (embolization).

There are people who can help.  Please call!!!
11/12/2019

There are people who can help. Please call!!!

And there are people here to help!!!
10/08/2019

And there are people here to help!!!

Our program now offers FREE medical and forensic services to victims of Domestic Violence.  A police report is NOT requi...
10/01/2019

Our program now offers FREE medical and forensic services to victims of Domestic Violence. A police report is NOT required. Services are completely confidential. Call 575-430-9485 for more information.

Otero County: 575-434-3622
Lincoln County: 575-258-4946
24/7 Crisis Hotline: 575-437-COPE (2673)
Toll Free 1-866-350-COPE (2673)

We were excited to receive a visit, today, from Rodrigo, the new Courthouse dog for the Twelfth Judicial District Attorn...
07/24/2019

We were excited to receive a visit, today, from Rodrigo, the new Courthouse dog for the Twelfth Judicial District Attorney’s Office !! Rodrigo seems to be settling in well and will soon be ready to provide comfort and security for victims as they face the Investigative and Prosecution process. This is a long-standing dream of the 12th DA’s Office that has finally come true. Welcome Rodrigo and Thank-You District Attorney John Sugg, RoxeAnne Esquibel, Raven Smith and everyone else who has made this a reality for victims in our community!!!

Twelfth Judicial District Attorney's Office
07/22/2019

Twelfth Judicial District Attorney's Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2019

District Attorney John P. Sugg is happy to announce that the Twelfth Judicial District Attorney’s Office has welcomed their newest employee, Rodrigo De Souza. Rodrigo, a black Labrador Retriever, is the Twelfth Judicial District’s first courthouse facility dog. Rodrigo will work with crime victims, predominately child victims, offering much needed support and comfort as their cases progress through the criminal justice system.

Rodrigo, age 2, started his training to become a courthouse facility dog at ten weeks old and comes to us after receiving over 1,500 hours of training at Assistance Dogs of the West (ADW) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Rodrigo is specially trained to help the victims cope with the inherent stress and anxiety that results from a victim having to confront their abusers in the court system.

Studies have shown that courthouse facility dogs help reduce victims’ stress by increasing the production of oxytocin, dopamine and endorphins in the body. Rodrigo will be able to accompany victims to pre-trial witness interviews and court proceedings where he will sit with them and comfort them as they testify.

“In 2018, the Twelfth Judicial District Attorney’s Office assisted over 2,800 victims of crime. Of those, over 250 were children,” District Attorney Sugg said. “Courthouse facility dogs have had a positive impact on the lives of victims throughout the United States and we are excited to bring this unique and valuable resource to our community.”

The process to place Rodrigo with the DA’s Office started two years ago when the DA’s Office utilized grant funding to initiate the process. Deputy District Attorney RoxeAnne Esquibel and Victim Advocate Raven Smith received training through ADW to be Rodrigo’s handlers, and Rodrigo made a visit to Alamogordo and White Sands earlier this year before his final placement. The Twelfth Judicial District Attorney’s Office is expecting a second dog to be placed in the Carrizozo office later this year.

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COPE  Center of Protective Environment
07/18/2019

COPE Center of Protective Environment

Join us each Wednesday this summer to tweet your senators encouraging them to pass #VAWA19. Here’s how to join in on the action:

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So many victims stay silent due to fear and embarrassment.  There are agencies who can and will help!!!
06/17/2019
This Gay Man Breaks the Silence on His Domestic Abuse Horror Story

So many victims stay silent due to fear and embarrassment. There are agencies who can and will help!!!

Intimate partner violence is a serious yet oft-ignored issue facing LGBT people, says the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. To help break the cycle, Patrick Dati shares his experience.

06/11/2019

Attention RNs- The Otero/Lincoln SANE Program is currently taking applications for Contract Nurses to provide Medical/Forensic exams for victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. Applicants MUST have RN licensure. Please message us or call 575-430-9485 for additional information.

04/15/2019
Sexual Assault Awareness Week
04/10/2019

Sexual Assault Awareness Week

COPE  Center of Protective Environment
04/08/2019

COPE Center of Protective Environment

The Bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019

This week, the House passed the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2019, a five-year reauthorization introduced by Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37), with bipartisan support. The Violence Against Women Act first became law in 1994 and was reauthorized with strong, bipartisan support in 2000, 2005, and 2013. Here’s a look at how the legislation prevents domestic violence and ensures survivors have the resources to recover and seek justice:

The VAWA Reauthorization of 2019 is a five-year reauthorization that strengthens existing law and makes critically important improvements based on feedback from VAWA service providers and program beneficiaries. VAWA 2019:
• Enhances judicial and law enforcement tools and safeguards the Office on Violence Against Women at the DOJ.
• Expands STOP grants to include further community resources to respond to incidences of domestic violence.
• Addresses bullying, supports prevention education for students, and expands training for campus health centers.
• Updates the SMART Prevention Program to, in part, engage men and boys in preventing violence.
• Supports training in early childhood programs on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
• Preserves and expands housing protections for survivors.
• Reauthorizes the National Resource Center on Workplace Responses, protects employees from being fired because they are survivors, and protects survivors’ eligibility for Unemployment Insurance.
• Addresses “intimate partner” homicides by prohibiting persons who are convicted of dating violence or misdemeanor stalking, or are subject to ex parte protective orders from possessing firearms.
• Protects Native American women by improving tribal access to federal crime information databases and reaffirming tribal criminal jurisdiction over non-Indian perpetrators of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and trafficking for all federally recognized Indian tribes and Alaskan Natives.
Since its enactment nearly 25 years ago, VAWA has historically enjoyed bipartisan support:
• 1993 House Passage: 172 Republicans voted YES
• 1994 House Conference Report Passage: 46 Republicans voted YES
• 2000 House Reauthorization Passage: 206 Republicans voted YES
• 2000 House Reauthorization Conference Report Passage: 187 Republicans voted YES
• 2005 House Reauthorization Passage: 225 Republicans voted YES
• 2013 House Reauthorization Passage: 87 Republicans voted YES
Advocacy groups voiced strong support of this latest reauthorization of VAWA:

National Task Force To End Sexual And Domestic Violence: “[The] bill makes important investments in prevention, a priority identified not only by people who work with victims and survivors daily but also by the bipartisan Women’s Caucus. Providing resources to implement evidence-based prevention programming makes our communities safer and, ultimately, saves taxpayer money.” [Letter, 3/11/19]

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: “H.R.1585 is a modest reauthorization bill that includes narrowly focused enhancements to address gaps identified by victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence and the people who work on the ground with them every day.” [Blog, 3/27/19]

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs: “VAWA has increased the accessibility of resources for LGBTQ programs, and established opportunities for other programs to… better serve LGBTQ survivors... [The bill] affirms current protections for LGBTQ and other underserved communities...” [Statement, 3/8/19]

NAACP: “This legislation not only gives necessary funding increases to NAACP-supported Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) programs, but it also makes modest yet vital enhancements to existing law…” [Statement, 3/31/19]

National Hispanic Leadership Agenda and Casa de Esperanza: “Since the enactment of VAWA in 1994, and during each subsequent reauthorization…Congress has continued to support and improve protections for survivors in a bipartisan manner…Therefore, it would not be acceptable to merely maintain the status quo with a straight reauthorization…nor would it be acceptable to try to undermine current protections and reduce access to safety and justice…” [Letter, 1/1/19]

02/26/2019
02/01/2017

Representative Yvette Harrell has informed me that funding for sexual assault programs has been Restored! A million thanks to everyone who helped!

Come out and see us at the Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cookoff. Alameda Park 11/12/16.And get your raffle tickets to suppo...
11/12/2016

Come out and see us at the Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cookoff. Alameda Park 11/12/16.
And get your raffle tickets to support the SANE program!

SANE of Otero & Lincoln County
09/20/2016

SANE of Otero & Lincoln County

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09/20/2016

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