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Learn how to use DNA testing to establish links between a sexual assault and other crimes that a person committed. This brief provides an overview of case connectivity, defines important terms, and offers guidelines for establishing case connectivity through CODIS. The guide also contains step-by-step directions for researchers and analysts who want to use CODIS to develop case connectivity.
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.