Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) GranteeMassachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

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The Massachusetts State Police and the District Attorney's Office of Bristol County, Massachusetts, will jointly use their fiscal year 2018 SAKI grant of $2,000,000 to address the county's untested sexual assault kits. Grant money will allow a site coordinator to assist with a kit inventory and to submit the kits to a crime laboratory; eligible DNA profiles will then be uploaded to the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). Massachusetts will hire a victim witness advocate and will establish a task force over the initial 6 months to ensure a comprehensive, victim-centered plan. Ultimately, the program will be replicated in all Massachusetts counties.

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