The most effective response to criminal sexual conduct cases is multidisciplinary, collaborative, victim-centered and offender-focused. The SAKI project will coordinate the delivery of training and resources to comprehensively address the sexual assault investigations and prosecutions that result from evidence and CODIS hits produced by tested SAKs; as well as to support and optimize victim notification protocols and services.
The SAKI project is dedicated to coordinating delivery of the specialized training created to meet the unique needs of your agency. The project routinely partners with the Michigan Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention & Treatment Board, MCOLES, and other PAAM programs to provide victim-centered training.
Topics for training include:
- Notifying sexual assault victims after DNA analysis
- The neurobiology of trauma and sexual assault
- Investigating sexual assault cold cases
- Forensic Interviewing
- The role of DNA in sexual assault investigations
- Legislative requirements for DNA analysis of sexual assault kits
- Sexual assault kit tracking system and requirements
If you have questions or would like to schedule a training, please contact Meghan Faught at 517-334-6060, ext. 806 or FaughtM@michigan.gov.