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

SAKI News and Events

HPD clears backlog of untested sexual assault kits
Rick Daysog, Hawaii News Now, Dec 5, 2018
Honolulu PD has sent all previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits for testing and have found DNA matches for hundreds of cases.

3 of 4 sexual assault kits in Omaha Police evidence are untested. New grant will change that.
Alia Conley, Omaha-World Herald, Dec 6, 2018
Omaha Police department receives a $1.9 million SAKI grant to test their previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits for DNA evidence.

Kentucky man suspected in 11-year-old sexual assault case in Tomah
Steve Rundio, The Tomah Journal, Dec 6, 2018
A suspect is announced in an 11-year-old cold case sexual assault after DNA from a previously unsubmitted sexual assault kit is matched to his using a DNA database.

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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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