SAKI awarded Hawaii's Department of the Attorney General a grant in the amount of $2 million in FY2016, which it has used to test SAKs, assist with victim notification and services, and continue the multidisciplinary community response team that is currently engaged in reforming SAK management, tracking, and testing.
The Hawaii Department of the Attorney General has successfully launched a media campaign to highlight the work they are doing as part of their SAKI program. These efforts include public facing website (July 2017) and a PSA (August 2017).
Learn more about Hawaii's efforts at: http://ag.hawaii.gov/hisaki/.
For more information on the specific SAKI awards for this site, see the table below.
|FY2016||$2,000,000||Comprehensive Approach to Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits|
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To learn more about their progress, read below for other news and events out of Hawaii Department of the Attorney General.
Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Report Released
Big Island Now News of Hawaii, Dec 2, 2016
The Attorney General of Hawaii recently released a report of inventoried, untested sexual assault kits, and a plan to test them. The report outlines untested SAKs within each county and details testing capacity, plans for public outreach, and recommendations for legislative action. Additionally, a working group has established the Malama Kakou Project, a state plan to test untested and new SAKs, identify the criteria for testing and order, provide active public outreach and notification, and establish a SAK tracking system.
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.