In FY2020, the City of Irving was awarded $79,902 in SAKI funding to submit previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs) for DNA testing. The city has developed a multidisciplinary approach to improve its response to sexual assault and will utilize the funding not only to complete DNA testing but also to enable multidisciplinary team members to attend trainings.
For more information on the specific SAKI awards for this site, see the table below.
|FY2020||$79,902||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.