Sullivan County Branch House Expanding Services With Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
A centralized location serving domestic violence victims and their families along with sexual assault victims is getting a boost with expanded services following a partnership with Ballad Health. The Branch House Sullivan County Family Justice Center will now have a registered nurse from Ballad who will serve as the new Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. In the new position, nurse examiner, Dawn Smith will now perform on site forensic examinations, which include evidence collection, documentation of injuries, victim centered interviews and photographs. The Sullivan County Family Justice Center is a non profit organization that opened its doors in 2018 and has since serviced over 500 clients of domestic victims and sexual assault victims.