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SAKI is enhancing the criminal justice response to sexual assault and ensuring justice for victims.

As of September 2019

95,461
kits inventoried
58,114
kits sent for testing
9,274
CODIS hits
1,287
CODIS hits to serial sex offenders
4,682
CODIS hits to serial violent offenders

SAKI News and Events

New system lets survivors track rape kits
SHIRA SCHOENBERG, CommonWealth, Jan 29, 2020
Massachusetts is rolling out a new system that will allow survivors of sexual assault to track online the processing of evidence collected from them at hospitals following an assault.

Upcoming Solicitations from the Bureau of Justice Assistance
Bureau of Justice Assistance, Jan 30, 2020
Dr. Angela Williamson, Supervisor of National Initiatives, FBI/ViCAP Liaison, presented on criminal justice-based programs that will soon be requesting proposals. The Forensics-related programs include the following: The National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, The Strategies for Policing Innovation Program, and The Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative. The presentation discussing these solicitations can be found here. The Investigations-related programs include the following: The National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, Public Safety Partnership, The Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative, and Multidisciplinary Task Forces to Combat Human Trafficking. The presentation discussing these solicitations can be found here.

Attorney general gives update on Missouri’s untested rape kit process
Fourstateshomepage.com, Jan 25, 2020
Earlier this week, Missouri’s attorney general announced testing is now underway on a backlog of thousands of untested sexual assault kits.

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Why This Matters

SAKI is enhancing the criminal justice response to sexual assault and ensuring justice for victims. SAKI funding will not only help link victims to advocates and needed services, but also help jurisdictions implement best practices and comprehensive reform to help bring perpetrators to justice and increase safety in communities by preventing future sexual assaults.

Resources

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Webinars

Sign up for upcoming webinars or watch webinars from the SAKI archive. Presentations feature practitioners and experts with years of experience in current and cold case sexual assault. The webinars cover investigations, forensic testing, prosecution strategies, victim notification, the neurobiology of trauma, offender research, and more

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Virtual Academy

Choose from five E-Learning Curricula that provide guidance on issues related to unsubmitted sexual assault kits. The courses walk learners through the importance of SAK testing, the effects of trauma, creating a testing plan, victim notification, cold case investigation and prosecution. Individual modules allow learners to complete trainings at their own pace.

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SAKI Toolkit

Explore hands-on resources tailored for practitioners working to improve their community's response to sexual assault. The SAKI Toolkit contains topics centered around skill development and covers the key categories of sexual assault response. Explore resources, save tools to a customizable Briefcase, or create resource sets to share with others.

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For Survivors

SAKI is committed to helping survivors of sexual assault. If you or someone you know needs help, support is available through the resources provided by our partners.

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Our Mission

Funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative aims to create a coordinated community response that ensures just resolution to sexual assault cases. Through this program, funding is provided to support multidisciplinary community response teams engaged in the comprehensive reform of jurisdictions approaches to sexual assault cases resulting from evidence found in previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits.

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