SAKI awarded the Denton Police Department (DPD) a FY2019 grant of $499,890 to help the city with inventorying, tracking, and testing previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs). In addition to testing SAKs, DPD plans to use the grant money to improve evidence storage and preservation of physical evidence; enhance evidence tracking to increase the efficiency and quality of response to future reports of sexual assaults, case management, and investigation; and engage in multidisciplinary policy development, implementation, and coordination.
For more information on the specific SAKI awards for this site, see the table below.
|FY2019||$499,890||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.