The Plymouth County District Attorney's Office will use its FY2021 SAKI grant of $2,289,394 to test unsubmitted sexual assault kits that are in law enforcement custody in Plymouth County. The funding will also be used to hire personnelincluding a site coordinator, a cold case investigator, an assistant district attorney, and two victim witness advocateswho will work as part of a multidisciplinary task force to review policies and procedures and create victim-centered processes. This approach will allow for a seamless process of inventorying, testing, investigating, notifying victims, and prosecuting sexual assault cases.
For more information on the specific SAKI award for this site, see the table below.
|FY2021||$2,289,394||Comprehensive Approach to Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits|
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.