Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Named a Mutual of America 2011 Community Partnership Award Winner Hebron-based Program Provides Guidelines for Delivery of Care and Evidence Collection for Victims of Sexual Assault or Abuse

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mutual of America announced today that the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program was named a Merit Finalist of the 2011 Community Partnership Award competition.

When Federal law was enacted in 2005 requiring states to provide Sexual Assault Forensic-Medical Examinations (SAFE exams), Kentucky was one of a few states to also legislate credentialing nurses as part of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program. This program provides guidelines for the delivery of care and evidence collection for victims of sexual assault or abuse.

The Women's Crisis Center in Hebron is part of a unique collaboration that ensures victims receive the best care possible. "Our Center is called immediately when an assault or abuse is reported," explains Laura Kinney, director of rural services. "We provide a trained advocate to stay with the victim, and work alongside the SANE and law enforcement to expedite treatment and the collection of crucial, time sensitive evidence."

About the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award

The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that 10 nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society. Since its inception in 1996, the Community Partnership Award has recognized 160 partnerships from cities and towns all across America. To learn more about the Community Partnership Award and the 2011 winners, visit mutualofamerica.com/cpa.

"All of the 2011 honorees are leaders in society, creating innovative and effective solutions to help those in need," said Thomas J. Moran, Chairman, President and CEO, Mutual of America. "Through the Community Partnership Award, Mutual of America is proud to recognize, support and help extend the reach of these vital partnerships."

About Mutual of America

Mutual of America specializes in providing retirement products and services to organizations and their employees, as well as to individuals. Since 1945, Mutual of America has remained committed to offering plan sponsors, plan participants and individuals carefully selected, quality products and services at a competitive price and the personal attention they need to help build and preserve assets for a financially secure future. For more information, visit mutualofamerica.com.

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