safe zonesmVictims of sexual assault and domestic violence are provided care in an empowering setting that addresses emotional and medical needs. All care is comprehensive, timely, and patient centered. Our services are always confidential and completely free to victims. SANE is available 24 hours a day, 7-days a week. Translation services are available in Spanish, Chinese, ASL, Vietnamese, Swahili, Navajo, and more. Reporting to law enforcement is voluntary and will never be required for anyone visiting SANE.

The nurse examiner will perform the medical/forensic exam in a caring, respectful, and culturally appropriate manner. Supporting the victim is our highest priority. An advocate is also provided to further support our patient during their visit, and will facilitate any additional information or resources given; such as shelter, case management, restraining orders, transportation, etc. Advocates also support and provide services to any family and friends that have accompanied the victim during their exam process.

After the exam is completed, the patient has the option to shower in a private area. They will be provided a new change of clothing if they desire, or if they choose to submit their current clothing as evidence. Food and drinks are available for the entire duration of the exam, and care items (i.e. hygiene kits, toothbrushes, weighted blankets for anxiety, food boxes, etc.) may be sent home with the patient if necessary. Transportation services are also available.


Triage and Intake
Medical/Forensic History
Medical Exam – head to toe
Forensic Exam (sexual assault evidence kit)
Forensic Photography
Pregnancy Prevention
Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Prevention
Follow-up services

Employment opportunities
Clinical preceptorship with a SANE
Pediatric and Domestic Violence training
Shadowing opportunities
NM SANE Training, held 2x a year
Genital Skills Labs
SANE-A and SANE-P certification options
Conference opportunities
Attendance and training stipends
On-call pay
Community education/involvement