SAKI awarded the Fulton County District Attorney's Office a $1-million grant in FY2018 to prosecute sexual assault cases on behalf of the thousands of previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits that have now been tested. Additionally, the grant money will go toward engaging in multidisciplinary policy development, implementation, and coordinationas well as enhancing the jurisdiction's victim services through improved communication and dedicated sexual assault victim advocates.
In FY2020, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office received $2 million in SAKI funding to continue efforts initiated by their previous SAKI award. This latest funding will be used to investigate, indict, and prosecute the remaining SAKI cases for which there are Combined DNA Index System hits; shift priorities of the criminal justice system to improve responses to sexual assault and to ensure the criminal justice system becomes victim centered; and implement sustainable policies and practices.
For more information on the specific SAKI awards for this site, see the table below.
|FY2018||$1,000,000||Investigation and Prosecution of Cold Case Sexual Assaults|
|FY2020||$2,000,000||Comprehensive Approach to Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits|
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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.