In FY2020, the City of Chicago received $1,000,000 in SAKI funding, primarily for testing secondary evidence in cold case sexual assaults. The Chicago Police Department will be implementing a comprehensive strategy to address cold case sexual assaultsincluding conducting an audit of cases, identifying cases with secondary evidence, examining cases with unknown DNA profiles, and working with the State Attorney's Office on cases resulting in prosecution.
For more information on the specific SAKI awards for this site, see the table below.
|FY2020||$1,000,000||Investigation and Prosecution of Cold Case 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.