The National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) aims to create a coordinated community response that ensures just resolution to sexual assault cases, increases public safety through a comprehensive and victim-centered approach, builds capacity to prevent accumulation of unsubmitted SAKs in the future and supports the investigation and prosecution of the resulting cases. This meeting, hosted by the SAKI Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Team, supports these goals and the Department of Justice's key criminal justice priorities of reducing violent crime and supporting criminal justice agencies.
The 2020 Statewide Sexual Assault Response Reform in SAKI Workshop is open to all statewide BJA SAKI awardees as well as a select number of jurisdictions involved in the pursuit of justice to sexual violence. The 2020 Statewide Sexual Assault Response Reform in SAKI Workshop will cover topics such as tracking progress and strategies for successfully implementing a statewide SAKI project; completing a statewide inventory of unsubmitted and partially tested SAKs; cold case prosecution protocols; research and evaluation of statewide SAKI projects; multidisciplinary approaches to cold case investigation protocol development; cold case investigation training; and identifying champions for statewide SAKI projects. The goal of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for jurisdictions across the country addressing sexual assault response reform on a statewide level to share strategies and challenges related to testing, investigation, prosecution, and policy or protocol development.
This form is ONLY for SAKI sites and accepted applicants to register to attend the 2020 Statewide Sexual Assault Response Reform in SAKI Workshop anticipated to take place on December 9-10, 2020 utilizing SAKI TTA's virtual platform. Registration will close on November 30, 2020.