In FY2015, SAKI awarded the City of New Orleans, New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) a grant for $1,058,214, which they have used to inventory unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs); upgrade their evidence tracking system; and analyze and develop new policies, procedures, and protocols for submissions/tracking, investigations, and prosecutions. NOPD has also used funding to support a SAK hotline and hire a site coordinator, justice advocate, and civilian personnel. Additionally, the city received a supplemental SAKI award for $653,395 in FY2016 to continue efforts initiated under their FY2015 award.
To date, the City of New Orleans, NOPD, has met several milestones and achievements through their sexual assault reform program, including the following:
For more information on the specific SAKI awards for this site, see the table below.
|FY2015||$1,058,214||Comprehensive Approach to Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits|
|FY2016 - supplemental award||$653,395||Comprehensive Approach to Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits|
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To learn more about the City of New Orleans, NOPD's progress, read the following news and events.
Webinar: Reforming Sexual Assault Response in New Orleans
SAKI TTA, Oct 27, 2016
The New Orleans Police Department, in collaboration with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, presented a webinar on the importance of law enforcement leadership and multi-disciplinary partnerships in creating a positive response to sexual assault. Commander Doug Eckert from the New Orleans Police Department discussed how the leadership within the department changed policies and procedures to create a better response to sexual assault. To learn more register and watch the full webinar.
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.