SAKI awarded the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, a fiscal year 2018 grant of $1,523,037 specifically aimed at completing an inventory of unsubmitted sexual assault kits and tracking them as they're tested. Tulsa aims to find and address the delays in these kits not having been tested, then establish and carry out a procedure for sexual assault kit testing and adequate victim notification services.
Grant will fund testing of some Tulsa rape kits
Barla Slipke, The Oklahomian, Oct 18, 2018
Tulsa police received a $1.5 million SAKI grant to assist in their efforts of supporting sexual assault survivors. The grant money will allow 750 previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits to be tested, allow the Tulsa PD to hire a cold-case detective to work on the cases that result from testing the kits as well as a victim advocate for the Special Victims Unit.
TPD awarded 2018 Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Grant
KJRH 2 Tulsa, Sep 25, 2018
Tulsa police were awarded with a $1.5 million Sexual Assault Kit Initiative grant for a three-year project.
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.