Resources for Practitioners
The National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Training and Technical Assistance (SAKI TTA) team provides a range of training and technical assistance to SAKI sites regarding investigating and prosecuting cases, inventorying and tracking sexual assault kits (SAKs), and engaging victim advocates. As a resource for all new SAKI Sites, the SAKI TTA team developed a Welcome Packet to provide an overview of SAKI TTA and other program materials. Please click the links below to download helpful resources for your program.
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10 Key Questions to Consider When Developing and Implementing a Testing Plan:
A checklist that offers recommendations, tips, and considerations for developing a SAK testing plan. This document is based on research conducted as part of the Detroit SAK Action Research Project.
12 Key Questions to Guide Victim Notification Protocols:
Recommendations, steps, and tips to guide the victim notification process based on research conducted by Drs. Rebecca Campbell, Giannina Fehler-Cabral, and Sheena Horsford.
Cold Case Sexual Assault Investigations:
A guidance document to provide considerations and recommendations for cold case sexual assault investigations, including cases reopened based on the availability of DNA evidence from previously unsubmitted SAKs. Effective investigative practices in sexual assault are one of the principal objectives of SAKI.
Media Considerations for SAKI Grantees:
SAKI TTA team recommendations and approaches to establish or strengthen a media strategy regarding unsubmitted SAKs and to effectively inform the community.
Overview of Performance Metric Tracking (PMT) Requirements:
An explanation of the requirements of PMT reporting. PMT reports provide quarterly updates to BJA and the SAKI TTA team.
Prioritizing Cold Case CODIS Hit Follow-Up: Strategies for Sexual Assault Investigators
This resource provides strategies for taking appropriate actions when a CODIS hit notification is received. Focusing on the CODIS hit itself is vital while still considering outside factors when interviewing suspects.
SAKI Site Inventory Guidance
A thorough explanation of the requirements of the BJA inventory completion and certification for SAKI grantees. A dedicated SAKI site liaison is available to answer any questions to provide further clarification during the SAKI inventory process.
SAKI Site SAK Inventory Certification Form:
This updated checklist ensures a comprehensive inventory of previously unsubmitted SAKs in SAKI jurisdictions.
SAKI TTA Factsheet
A full description of the SAKI TTA program highlighting Focus Areas, Partners, and Frequently Asked Questions.
SAKI TTA Webinars:
A thorough and diverse selection of archived and upcoming webinars on several SAKI-related topics.
Sexual Assault Kit Evidence Tracking:
An overview of evidence tracking and key considerations for those interested in implementing or improving systems to track sexual assault evidence.
Unsubmitted SAKs: Navigating the Process from Inventory to Adjudication
This infographic briefly pinpoints milestones that grantees should expect to reach during time on the SAKI project. Whether your jurisdiction is beginning to establish a multidisciplinary team or currently submitting and testing inventoried sexual assault kits, this resource will help navigate the process from inventory to adjudication.