By identifying violent offenders and holding them accountable, detectives and investigators bring justice to survivors and help increase public safety. But investigating sexual assault cases requires specialized knowledge and skills. Investigators' experiences are leading to best practices and increased knowledge about the dynamics of sexual assault, use of forensic evidence, and serial sexual offending. Discover tools used by sexual assault detectives and investigators.
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.