By providing choices of services in a confidential, non-judgmental atmosphere, with specially trained staff at no cost to the patient - we focus on re-empowering our survivors in order to begin the healing process and, in addition, work to end Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, and Intimate Partner Violence in our community. The SAFE Program at GBMC is coordinated by Registered Nurses, who are specifically trained and certified by the Maryland Board of Nursing to care for victims of rape, sexual assault, child abuse, human trafficking, and intimate partner violence. The SAFE nurses perform detailed medical-forensic examinations and documentation and collect forensic evidence to be submitted to the Baltimore County Police Department Crime Lab. These services are provided in a private, secure suite which is separate from the GBMC Emergency Department.
GBMC Sexual Assault Forensic Examination, Domestic Violence and Child Protection Program