1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men become victims of a sexual assault. In Quebec, out of 1000 reported sexual assaults only 3 lead to a conviction. As a means to improve access to victims and improve conviction rates, the forensic nursing specialty was established in the United States. Today, close to 4400 front line forensic nurses provide care in 25 countries including all over the United States and Canada except for Quebec. As a way to cap off sexual assault awareness month, Aileen Holland RN, ENC(C), will be offering a talk to all nurses on the problem of sexual assault in our communities, the role of the forensic nurse and more specifically the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), the impact SANEs have had where they are active, the care they provide, and give nurses the tools to help assess and understand the needs of patients who have been sexual assaulted to get the care they need in a timely manner.