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SAKI is enhancing the criminal justice response to sexual assault and ensuring justice for victims.

203,552
kits inventoried
95,140
kits sent for testing
17,670
CODIS hits
2,553
CODIS hits to serial sex offenders
9,519
CODIS hits to serial violent offenders

Note: Cumulative performance metrics are updated quarterly based on state and local level reports.

SAKI News and Events

Lansing Man Sentenced up to 80 years in 2012 Cold-Case Sexual Assault
Michigan.gov, Feb 14, 2024
"Today, Judge James Jamo in the 30th Circuit Court in Ingham County sentenced Marshawn James Curtis, 30, of Lansing, to 17.5 - 80 years for a rape committed in 2012, announced Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Ingham County Prosecutor John Dewane. Curtis was found guilty of one count of first-degree Criminal Sexual Conduct by an Ingham County jury on December 1st following a cold-case investigation and prosecution by the Ingham/Jackson Regional Sexual Assault Team."

Second man arrested in connection with 2008 rape of Davenport woman
Thomas Geyer, The Dispatch Argus, Feb 14, 2024
"A second man has been arrested in connection with the 2008 rape of a Davenport woman, police said. Christopher Craig McVay Jr., 37, is charged in Scott County District Court with one count of second-degree sexual abuse. The charge is a Class B felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of 25 years."

Specialized Boston police sex assault unit marks first conviction
Karen Anderson & Kevin Rothstein, WCVB 5, Feb 14, 2024
"A specialized Boston police unit investigating sexual assaults has reached a milestone: its first conviction. William Mancortes pled guilty in Suffolk Superior Court last December and was sentenced to 10-12 years in prison for raping two women who thought he was an Uber driver."

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Why This Matters

SAKI is enhancing the criminal justice response to sexual assault and ensuring justice for victims. SAKI funding will not only help link victims to advocates and needed services, but also help jurisdictions implement best practices and comprehensive reform to help bring perpetrators to justice and increase safety in communities by preventing future sexual assaults.

Resources

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Webinars

Sign up for upcoming webinars or watch webinars from the SAKI archive. Presentations feature practitioners and experts with years of experience in current and cold case sexual assault. The webinars cover investigations, forensic testing, prosecution strategies, victim notification, the neurobiology of trauma, offender research, and more

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Virtual Academy

Choose from five E-Learning Curricula that provide guidance on issues related to unsubmitted sexual assault kits. The courses walk learners through the importance of SAK testing, the effects of trauma, creating a testing plan, victim notification, cold case investigation and prosecution. Individual modules allow learners to complete trainings at their own pace.

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SAKI Toolkit

Explore hands-on resources tailored for practitioners working to improve their community's response to sexual assault. The SAKI Toolkit contains topics centered around skill development and covers the key categories of sexual assault response. Explore resources, save tools to a customizable Briefcase, or create resource sets to share with others.

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For Survivors

SAKI is committed to helping survivors of sexual assault. If you or someone you know needs help, support is available through the resources provided by our partners.

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Our Mission

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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