ACESDV Releases SARP Funding

ACSEDV announced their SARP Funding starting in September of 2023. This video is the ASL version of their written announcement. You can apply for SARP here: For additional support in ASL, reach out to us at our business line: 480-447-8740

Text included from ACESDV in video:

The Arizona Sexual Assault Reimbursement Program (SARP) provides reimbursement to survivors of sexual assault who have incurred medical bills as a direct result of the assault. The program can cover medical costs from the initial visit and follow-up care for physical injuries, lab work associated with aftercare, medication (including, but not limited to, STI and HIV prevention/prophylaxis, emergency contraception (otherwise known as “Plan B,”), or other medications as prescribed), medical transportation, and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. 


To be eligible for reimbursement under SARP: 

  1. The assault must have occurred on or after January 1st, 2022
  2. The assault occurred OR patient received acute medical treatment in the state of Arizona 
  3. Patient sought and received Medical Forensic Exam (MFE) following sexual assault 
  4. Patient provided signed Release of Information (ROI) along with SARP application 
  5. If patient sought medical forensic exam and was not able to receive one, certification of such must be provided by medical staff, medical billing department, and/or victim advocate 
  6. In addition to MFE, patient received acute medical treatment for related injuries within 30 days of assault 

ACESDV’s SARP cannot reimburse expenses that are eligible for reimbursement by other sources, including insurance.   

  • Patient must be 18 years or older at the time of application to receive reimbursement.
  • If patient is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must apply for reimbursement on the patient’s behalf  
  • Patient does NOT need to report to law enforcement to be eligible for reimbursement under SARP

Complete the SARP application here

If you’d like additional assistance or have questions, please contact the Arizona Sexual and Domestic Violence Helpline.

DANE Available to Partner with Schools

DANE Advocacy is committed to partnering with schools for the Deaf and mainstream programs with deaf students to offer comprehensive educational resources on crucial topics like consent, safety, boundaries, and teen dating. These subjects are not only complex but also essential for the holistic development of students. Teachers often find it challenging to effectively communicate these concepts, and this is where the expertise of DANE Advocacy can be invaluable.

Our agency brings specialized knowledge and experience in addressing these sensitive areas. We understand the unique challenges and communication needs of deaf students, which is critical for effective learning. By collaborating with DANE Advocacy, schools can ensure that their deaf students receive education in these vital areas through tailored, accessible methods.

Also, DANE Advocacy can provide resources and strategies to foster a safer, more inclusive school environment. This includes training for teachers and staff on how to discuss sensitive topics with deaf students, creating educational materials in accessible formats, and offering workshops or seminars directly to students.

The benefits of such a collaboration are manifold. Firstly, it ensures that deaf students receive the same level of education and awareness on these important topics as their hearing peers, promoting equity in education. Secondly, it provides teachers with the necessary support and resources to handle these topics confidently and competently. Lastly, it helps build a school culture where topics like consent and boundaries are openly discussed, understood, and respected.

Therefore, integrating DANE Advocacy into school programs is not just about supplementing education; it’s about ensuring that deaf students receive a comprehensive, accessible, and equitable learning experience that prepares them for the complexities of relationships and personal safety in the real world.

DANE Advocacy Registered with ACESDV

Deaf Abuse Network Education and Advocacy has submitted our registration for the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence! Our agency is working on partnering with multiple agencies throughout the state of Arizona to create opportunities for technical assistance.

Many of you wonder where DANE is located. Our agency is committed to statewide services however we are located in Phoenix, AZ. Our Board consists of multiple members of the Deaf community who are interested in seeing domestic violence and sexual assault reduce in Arizona. There are a few ways you can contact us to get more information about our services:

  • contact us at
  • fill out our contact me page to inquire for more information about donating, volunteering, or getting services.

If you are in crisis, please contact the national crisis line at 1–800–985–5990 from your videophone. ASL Support is available 24/7.

Our business line is 480-447-8740

If you are suicidal, please contact 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.