In FY2023, SAKI awarded the City of Boynton Beach Police Department $113,178 to re-examine issues related to the handling of sexual assault kits (SAKs), develop and implement a methodology to improve the processing and preservation of quality DNA evidence, and provide trauma-informed victim services. The Boynton Beach Police Department will provide continued investigation and prosecution of cold case sexual assaults through submission of previously unsubmitted SAKs to a laboratory for processing. In addition, staff will use funding to enhance their evidence tracking through purchased radio frequency identification technology, which will help facilitate, standardize, and automate inventory and asset tracking of vital evidence.
For more information on the specific SAKI award for this site, see the table below.
|SAKI for Small Agencies
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.