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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

Raleigh man charged in decade-old Fayetteville sex assault case
WRAL, Jan 7, 2020
Man charged in connection with 2009 sexual assault based on DNA evidence that had not been tested previously.

Two men are charged in separate sexual assaults after the testing of rape kits
Sophie Cockie, Star Advertiser, Jan 1, 2020
Two men have been charged with sexual assault on Hawaii island following a statewide effort to test hundreds of rape kits that for years sat unprocessed in county storage facilities.

Possible serial rapists ID'd in testing of backlogged rape kits in Jefferson Co.
Cynthia Gould, ABC 33/49, Dec 23, 2019
Jefferson County SAKI has inventoried 4000 previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits. So far, 500 kits have been tested and 52 produced CODIS hits.

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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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