The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Toolkit offers a tailored set of resources for the community of responders working to support and ensure justice for victims. You can explore the Toolkit now, save items to view later, and share them with others.
Individual resources ("Tools") are grouped into topical areas ("Topics") within broad Categories. Categories contain Topics, and Topics house the individual Tools along with other information. Additionally, pre-packaged resource sets ("Pre-Packaged Briefcases") offer learning geared directly to your profession.
SEARCH and BROWSE: Search for resources and filter search results to find information you are looking for. Browse resources from the interactive Home page and learn about each Category, Topic, and Tool on their pages.
MY BRIEFCASE: Save items to your Briefcase to view at any time. The Briefcase is a dashboard for all resources important to you. It shows saved items grouped by Category, Topic, and Tool and indicates when new related resources are available. You must have an account and login to access your Briefcase.
Clicking the Share icon on any item lets you share now or later.
SHARE IT NOW: Send a single item to others.
SHARE IT LATER: Send a batch of resources using your Share Center. Click the "Share" icon on any item and select "SHARE IT LATER" to add it to your Share Center. Visit your Share Center collection at any time, select items to share, and input the recipients. The Toolkit sends them an email with links to a virtual collection of the shared items.
The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) provides funding to support the jurisdictional reform of approaches to sexual assault cases resulting from evidence found in sexual assault kits (SAKs) that have never been submitted to a crime laboratory.
SAKI is administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and aims to create a coordinated community response that ensures just resolution to sexual assault cases through (1) a comprehensive and victim-centered approach, (2) jurisdictional capacity building to prevent high numbers of unsubmitted SAKs in the future, and (3) supporting the investigation and prosecution of cases for which SAKs were previously unsubmitted.
SAKI is critical to enhancing the criminal justice response to sexual assault and ensuring justice for victims. SAKI funding will not only help link victims to advocates and needed services, but also help jurisdictions implement best practices and comprehensive reform to help bring perpetrators to justice and increase safety in communities by preventing future 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.