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

As of June 2018

53,929
kits inventoried
42,484
kits sent for testing
5,001
CODIS hits

The 4th Annual National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Grantees Meeting

The 4th Annual National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Grantees Meeting is tentatively scheduled for June 6-7 in Arlington, VA. SAKI TTA is soliciting the submission of abstracts on topics to be presented. All submissions must be completed by 5:00pm ET on or before March 8, 2019. Making travel arrangements at this time is NOT recommended.

SAKI News and Events

'You can get justice': Utah rape kit initiative pushing for prosecution statewide
Ashley Imlay, Deseret News Utah, Jan 1, 2019
The Utah Sexual Assault Kits Initiative prosecuted its first case resulting from testing a previously unsubmitted sexual assault kit from 2009.

Montana moves to formalize laws governing sexual assault investigations
Melissa Loveridge, Great Falls Tribune, Dec 31, 2018
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is urging state legislature to strengthen laws governing sexual assault in terms of testing and investigating kits as well as prosecuting resulting cases.

State Awarded Grant to Examine Untested Rape Kits
Jennifer Mayerle, WCCO 4 CBS Minnesota, Dec 26, 2018
Minnesota has been awarded an additional $2 million SAKI grant to help test more than 3,000 previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits in 2019.

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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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