What is the Sexual Assault Interagency Council?
This council was created to help effect a more victim-centered approach toward sexual assault crimes. A victim-centered system is a change in perception from a case focus to a victim/ survivor focus, and denotes an awareness of the centrality of victim/survivors and their needs to the whole process.
Our Mission is to coordinate an effective interagency and community response to sexual assault: serving all victims and seeking justice.
Why does our community need the Winona County SAIC?
A victim-centered approach includes thorough and professional investigation. The emphasis also addresses broader concerns of community and public safety. Focus is on both investigative evidence gathering as well as how officers and allied professionals can help restore personal safety for victim/survivors of assault. Justice is the responsibility of all involved and the results benefit all.