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Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) GranteePima County (Arizona)

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In FY2019, SAKI awarded Pima County a $2-million grant, which was used to complete the inventory of their untested sexual assault kits (SAKs) at the Pima County Sheriff's Department and 100% of all STR-inconclusive SAKs at the Tucson Police Department for advanced testing. Currently, the funding is being used to conduct familial DNA searches, forensic genealogy searches, and/or DNA phenotyping/ancestral analysis; these methods support successful suspect identification and prosecution. In addition, the funding is helping to improve victim-centered support by adding a dedicated prosecutor and two victim advocates for cold case resolution.

For more information on the specific SAKI awards for this site, see the table below.

Pima County Funding

Year Amount Purpose Area
FY2019 $2,000,000 Comprehensive Approach to Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits
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Our Mission

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.

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