In FY2020, the City of Minneapolis Police Department received SAKI funding in the amount of $2,000,000 to establish a multidisciplinary working group in partnership with the Hennepin County Attorney's Office. The funding will be used to address challenges associated with unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs); solutions to address these challenges will includebut are not limited toimproving the criminal justice response to sexual assault investigations, conducting an unsubmitted SAK inventory, and establishing a site coordinator.
For more information on the specific SAKI awards for this site, see the table below.
|FY2020||$2,000,000||Comprehensive Approach to Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits|
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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.