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Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) GranteeTennessee Bureau of Investigation

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In FY2020, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) received $1,000,000 in SAKI funding. TBI will use this funding to compose a statewide census of lawfully owed DNA profiles missing from the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) and identify the best strategies for the collection, testing, and uploading of profiles—which will bring resolution to many victims and families impacted by the violent and sexual crimes throughout Tennessee.

For more information on the specific SAKI awards for this site, see the table below.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Funding

Year Amount Purpose Area
FY2020 $1,000,000 Expansion of DNA Databases to Assist with Sexual Assault Investigations and Prosecutions: Collection of Lawfully Owed DNA from Convicted Offenders and Arrestee DNA Collections
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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.

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