Our funders are vital to the work that GNESA does across the state. Our funders not only financially support our work but also as collaborative partners, strive to ensure that victims/survivors of sexual violence have a voice and that they are supported. GNESA believes that in order to prevent sexual violence we all should be challenging attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that perpetuate sexual violence. Because of our funders, GNESA is able to provide Prevention and Intervention efforts statewide to support work that ends violence against women while supporting victims/survivors throughout their healing process.
The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council provides funding to the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault (GNESA) to provide trainings to certified law enforcement officers across the state. These trainings are free to the officers and they can choose either the one day basic or the two day advanced course. Each training offers P.O.S.T. credits. These trainings prepare officers on how to successfully interview victims and suspects and proper investigative techniques in sexual assault cases.
The Department of Public Health provides funding to the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault (GNESA) to provide training, technical assistance, and resources throughout the state on the Primary Prevention (preventing first time victimization and first time perpetration) of sexual violence.
The Governor’s Office for Children and Families provides funding to the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault (GNESA) to provide Pediatric, Adolescent and Adult Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner trainings across the state to ensure that each child, adolescent and adult who needs an exam has a forensic exam from a trained professional. In addition GOCF funds providing Victim Advocate Trainings across the state to ensure that professionals and volunteers alike are trained in the roles and responsibilities of being a Victim Advocate. Last, GOCF funding enables GNESA to provide various webinars on various topics throughout the state regarding sexual violence.
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) provides funding to each sexual assault coalition throughout the United States and throughout the Territories. This funding allows the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault (GNESA) to provide training, technical assistance and resources to sexual assault centers and communities across the state. This funding also supports our sexual assault forensic examiner trainings throughout the state. These trainings are an essential part of ensuring that sexual assault victims are offered a forensic medical exam by a trained caring professional.