In FY2022, SAKI awarded the Town of Davie Police Department $600,000 to conduct an inventory of unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs), enhance storage and retainment for SAKs, implement policy and practice change among personnel, and standardize a victim-notification protocol. Additionally, the department will construct a multidisciplinary team to ensure timely submission of SAKs for testing and employ detectives and victim advocates to conduct investigatory follow-up.
For more information on the specific SAKI award for this site, see the table below.
|FY2022||$600,000||Comprehensive Approach to Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits|
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.