SAKI awarded the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (GCJCC) a $3-million grant in FY2017. The grant money has been used to support the enhancement of Georgia's initiatives to best serve sexual assault survivors through a coordinated and victim-centered response. These enhanced initiatives include creating a Georgia SAKI Task Force for investigating and prosecuting cold case sexual assaults across the state. Additionally, the funds have allowed for coordination among victim service providers and criminal justice agencies to address the challenges associated with previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs).
In FY2020, the GCJCC was awarded an additional $2.5 million in SAKI funding to continue work from their previous SAKI award, enhance existing sexual assault policies for all agencies and organizations within the state that respond to sexual assault crimes, and further the Georgia SAKI Task Force's initiatives. The funding will also be used for Violent Criminal Apprehension Program database entry and to inventory and test partially tested SAKs across the state.
Find out more information about Georgia's efforts to address previously unsubmitted SAKs.
For more information on the specific SAKI awards for this site, see the table below.
|FY2017||$3,000,000||Comprehensive Approach to Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits|
|FY2020||$2,500,000||Comprehensive Approach to Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits|
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WI DOJ Launches Program To Address Backlog Of Untested Sexual Assault Evidence Kits
Laurel White, Wisconsin Public Radio, Jan 30, 2017
A new initiative by the Wisconsin Department of Justice and a sexual assault prevention group aims to decrease the backlog of sexual assault evidence kits in the state. The initiative, called “By Your Side,” reaches out to survivors of sexual assault who have had kits collected and provides connections tosupport services. Read the full story or visit www.byyoursidewi.org to learn more.
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.