SAKI awarded the City of Tulsa an FY2018 grant of $1,523,037, which is being used to complete an inventory of unsubmitted sexual assault kits (SAKs). Tulsa has identified and begun to address the delays in testing these SAKs. Funding is currently being used to establish and execute a procedure for SAK testing and adequate victim notification services. With SAKI funding, Tulsa has hired four full-time staff membersa site coordinator, two SAKI investigators, and one SAKI crimes analyst. The grant funds also provide for enough consistent overtime pay within the local laboratory that staff may have the opportunity to test all backlogged SAKs during hours separate from their regular work hours.
For more information on the specific SAKI awards for this site, see the table below.
|FY2018||$1,523,037||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.