Cops and College Health

An Unusual Partnership Creates A Formula for Best Practices in Sexual Assault Response Efforts

It took just one telephone call to initiate the first step of what is now a strong and effective partnership between the university health center and university police at Montclair State University (MSU). When a student sought services for a sexual assault five years ago, university health center staff discovered a lack of comprehensive services in the community. That experience started a cascade of activity in collaboration with university police to develop a victim-centered, multidisciplinary Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) on campus.

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This article originally appeared in College Health in Action, Vol. 47, No.4, a publication of the American College Health Association.