In FY2020, the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety received $918,058 in SAKI funding to assist with sexual assault casesincluding active unresolved cases, as well as cold cases from 2003 or prior. The funding will be utilized for testing and/or retesting evidence items, budgeting for training and overtime, enhancing victim services, and paying for travel related to engagements with persons of interest. Since 2003, the New Jersey State Police have been able to resolve 98% of cases that have sexual assault-related evidence available.
For more information on the specific SAKI awards for this site, see the table below.
|FY2020||$918,058||Investigation and Prosecution of Cold Case Sexual Assaults|
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.