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Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) GranteeCity of Durham (North Carolina)

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SAKI awarded the City of Durham a $1-million grant in 2019, which will be used to reduce the number of unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs) by implementing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary plan to inventory, test, and track unsubmitted SAKs to final adjudication. They also plan to improve investigation, victim engagement, and prosecution of cold case sexual assaults through utilizing their multidisciplinary team and hiring a bilingual victim advocate as well as a Special Victims Unit prosecutor.

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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.

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