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

As of October 2016

32
jurisdictions funded
26,757
kits inventoried
8,740
kits sent for testing

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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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.

Statewide Rape Kit Reform

Watch the latest SAKI video to learn how SAKI states are leading efforts to implement comprehensive testing and reform efforts. Read more about the states and communities funded under SAKI.

Resources

Webinars

The SAKI Training and Technical Assistance program is hosting a webinar series to provide guidance on issues related to unsubmitted sexual assault kits. Topics will include the inventory of SAKs, the neurobiology of trauma, victim notification, investigation, evidence tracking, and prosecution.

Practitioner Resources

Practitioners and stakeholders can use this web site to access relevant research, policies, protocols, and evidence-based practices for multidisciplinary teams, law enforcement, victim advocates, prosecutors, SANEs, and crime laboratories.

Regional Trainings

Register for upcoming regional trainings hosted by the SAKI. View videos and content from past trainings held for practitioners and stakeholders.

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.

SAKI News and Events

Update on untested rape kits in Nevada
Ben Margiott, MyNews4, Mar 28, 2017
The Nevada Attorney General's Office provided an update on testing progress across the state. As of March 2017, around one third of untested kits in the state have been sent for testing. The office set December 2018 as the target date to complete testing in Southern Nevada. Read the story to get the full update.

Kansas Completes Rape Kit Inventory - Interview
Cecelia Jenkins, 6 News Lawrence, Apr 6, 2017
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) completed a statewide inventory of untested sexual assault kits, identifying over 2,000 kits. With current funding, the KBI estimates at least 2 years to complete testing. Follow the link for an interview with KBI executive officer Katie Whisman, who leads the SAKI effort in Kansas.

Upcoming Webinar - DNA 101 for Law Enforcement Agencies
SAKI TTA, Mar 29, 2017
Join Amy Jeanguenat, a forensic DNA expert, as she discusses the basic science behind forensic DNA testing and reporting for sexual assault kits. During the webinar participants will learn how forensic DNA testing is performed on a sexual assault kit, typical crime laboratory workflows for processing SAKs, and how to interpret common reporting statements

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