The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative’s mission is to create a coordinated community response to sexual assault cases that ensures a victim-centered approach, as well as to build jurisdictions’ capacity to prevent the development of conditions that lead to high numbers of unsubmitted sexual assault kits in the future.

The project provides multidisciplinary training, technical assistance, and resources to address issues related to unsubmitted sexual assault kits, including:  support to inventory, test, and track sexual assault kits; create and report performance metrics; access training to increase effectiveness in addressing the complex issues associated with sexual assault cases; engage in multidisciplinary policy development; and improve practices related to the investigation, prosecution, and victim engagement in connection with cases resulting from the testing process.  The SAKI program
is a three-year project funded by the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance.