SAKI awarded the Missouri Office of the Attorney General a $2,871,423 grant in fiscal year 2018 to complete a statewide sexual assault kit inventory. Funding will also be used to submit kits to a forensic laboratory based on approaching deadlines related to the statute of limitations.
Statewide 'rape kit' inventory nears completion
Katharine Finnerty, Missourian, Aug 7, 2019
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has announced that 95.6% of law enforcement agencies and 98.5% of hospitals and Veterans Affairs medical facilities have completed an inventory of sexual assault kits.
Progress is being made on the untested rape kits in Missouri
Staff, OzarksFirst.com, Jun 19, 2019
In Jefferson City today, representatives from law enforcement, healthcare, and advocacy organizations across the state gathered to discuss the effort to clear out the backlog of thousands of untested sexual assault kits.
MISSOURI NEWS: ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC SCHMITT HOSTS SAFE KIT INITIATIVE MULTI-DISCIPLINARY GROUP
Marty Smith, STL News, Mar 14, 2019
Missouri Attorney General's office hosted their multi-disciplinary group meeting to further discuss and share input on how to proceed regarding previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits. Attendees included victim advocates, law enforcement, hospital, and healthcare representatives.
MO AG announces effort to tackle untested sexual assault kits
James Long, KFVS 2, Feb 26, 2019
Attorney General Schmitt announced Judge Mickey Williams as the site coordinator for the Missouri SAKI site and unveiled their plans for their SAKI grant.
New Attorney General vows to clear rape kit backlog
Kathryn Palmer, The Missourian, Jan 31, 2019
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announces that testing previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits through their FY 18 SAKI funding is a priority for his office.
Missouri awarded grant to clear rape kit backlog
Zach Barrett, News-Press Now, Oct 6, 2018
The Missouri Attorney General's Office received a $2.8 million grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance to address previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits.
Hawley's office receives grant for rape kit testing, tracking systems
Barry Mangold, KMIZ 17, Oct 1, 2018
Josh Hawley, Missouri Attorney General, announced that his office has received a 2019 SAKI grant to begin testing the 5,424 previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits throughout the state of Missouri.
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.