* Cumulative performance metrics are updated quarterly based on state and local level reports. Therefore they do not reflect real-time data.
Fayetteville man charged in 2011 sexual assault case
Melody Brown-Peyton, The Fayetteville Observer, Nov 18, 2020
DNA from previoulsy unsubmitted SAK leads to arrest in sexual assault from 2011.
Fayetteville police use DNA to make arrest in 28-year-old rape case
Gilbert Baez, WRAL, Nov 16, 2020
Lawfully owed DNA leads to arrest in rape case from 1992 in Fayetteville, NC
DPS Receives Grant to Acquire Sex Assault Kit Tracking Software
Alaska DPS Press Release, Nov 14, 2020
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) was awarded the SAFE-ITR this month from BJA to begin the process of implementing a program to track SAK testing. The grant provides $998,791 to the state over the next three years and will go toward the cost of software as well as two positions to manage the tracking program.
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.
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.