“We’re there to provide support to the survivor, and to encourage that survivor to make well-informed decisions. We don’t say to someone, ‘You have to report this to the police’.”

— Meg Hatch, a Sexual Assault Response Team advocate who works with the Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center in Winthrop, and also with the SART at Waldo County General Hospital, describing the team’s role in supporting survivors of sexual assault.