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About Us


Our Story

Established in August 2005, the Northern Utah Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (NUSANE) comprised a dedicated team of specially trained registered nurses committed to offering vital support to victims of sexual violence across four northern Utah counties: Weber, Morgan, Davis, and Box Elder.


Through collaborative efforts with various law enforcement agencies, a dedicated clinic was established in South Ogden and NUSAFE registered as a 501c3 non-profit organization.


For over 15 years, NUSANE operated independently, supplying all necessary resources, including examination tools, evidence collection, preventive medications, and patient outreach materials.

NUSAFE team members
NuSAFE team members at YCC Gala

In 2020, a significant milestone was achieved as NUSANE secured a federal VOCA grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, allowing a substantial expansion in services and the acquisition of advanced medical equipment.


The year 2023 heralded a pivotal change as NUSANE evolved to become NUSAFE — The Northern Utah Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners— extending its services to encompass care for victims of domestic and interpersonal violence, specifically those affected by strangulation.

NUSAFE team members
NUSAFE team members

Mission & Vision

To provide personalized, trauma-informed, forensic medical assessments for adolescent and adult victims of sexual assault, domestic/interpersonal violence with strangulation for the citizens of the Weber, Morgan, Box Elder, and Davis counties. 

To ensure competent collection of evidence, expert and objective nursing care utilizing a multi-disciplinary, patient-centered approach.  

To enhance the professional relationship with victim advocates, law enforcement, medical professionals, and county attorneys.



NUSAFE is composed of 15 Registered Nurses who have completed a UCASA-sponsored 40-hour didactic course with clinical training consisting of patient interaction/assessment over several months. 


These specially trained nurses have over 150 years of general nursing experience and over 75 years of forensic nursing experience among them. 


Our team is supervised by a forensically trained and specialized Clinical Director and follow-up is provided by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving as Victim Outreach Specialist.

Advisory Board

We have a diverse group of professional advisory board members who counsel and support our organization.

  • Brandon Miles - Executive Director

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