New York County District Attorney's Office (DANY) Partnership

In 2015, BJA formed a partnership with the New York County District Attorney's Office (DANY) to leverage mutual resources and expand the number of sites receiving training, technical assistance, and resources to address untested sexual assault kits. The SAKI grants are separate but collaborative to those of DANY, which awarded approximately $38 million in grants to 32 jurisdictions in 20 states. As part of DANY's Sexual Assault Backlog Elimination Program, this funding will help test an estimated 56,475 SAKs.

BJA and DANY partnered to ensure optimal coordination between each agency's grant programs when selecting grantees and avoid any duplication of services. DANY's grant recipients have access to training and technical assistance (TTA) from BJA, including cross-jurisdictional training and evidence-based practices guidance. A total of nine jurisdictions received funding from both DANY and BJA in FY2015.

DANY has provided funding to the following jurisdictions to test SAKs and eliminate the backlog:

  • Arkansas State Crime Lab
  • Arizona: Maricopa County Attorney's Office
  • Arizona: Tempe Police Department
  • Arizona: Tucson Police Department Crime Lab
  • California: Alameda County District Attorney's Office
  • California: Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office
  • California: Riverside Police Department
  • California: State of California Department of Justice, Bureau of Forensic Services
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • Florida: Miami-Dade Police Department Forensic Services Bureau
  • Florida: Tallahassee Police Department
  • Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
  • Kentucky State Police Forensic Laboratories
  • Michigan State Police
  • Michigan: The City of Flint Police Department
  • Missouri: Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners
  • North Carolina: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
  • North Dakota Office of Attorney General
  • Nevada: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
  • Ohio Attorney General Bureau of Criminal Investigation
  • Oregon: Multnomah County District Attorney's Office
  • Pennsylvania: Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner
  • Pennsylvania: City of Philadelphia Police Department
  • Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
  • Tennessee: City of Memphis Division of Police Services
  • Texas: City of Austin Police Department
  • Texas: Jefferson County Regional Crime Laboratory
  • Texas: Travis County Sheriff's Office
  • Utah Department of Public Safety—Bureau of Forensic Services
  • Virginia: Office of the Attorney General of Virginia
  • Wisconsin Department of Justice
  • West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory

To find out more about DANY and its grantees, please visit DANY's Web site, where you can also view the funding announcement.