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SAKI is enhancing the criminal justice response to sexual assault and ensuring justice for victims.

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Note: Cumulative performance metrics are updated quarterly based on state and local level reports.

SAKI News and Events

Alleged serial rapist arrested after new unit begins to test decades-old rape kits News Staff, Mar 7, 2024
"A specialized unit has made the first arrest involving a new batch of thousands of rape test kits dating back decades. Now, if the allegations are true, four victims who have lived with what happened to them since the 1980s now have a shot at justice."

Dept. of Justice: Jury finds Minnesota man guilty of 2005 Madison bike path sexual assault, Feb 23, 2024
"Yesterday, Aidison Yang, 42 of Eagan, Minnesota, was found guilty by a jury of three counts of First Degree Sexual Assault by Use or Threat of Use of a Dangerous Weapon, in connection with a 2005 sexual assault on a Madison bike path. The trial was presided over by Dane County Circuit Court Judge Ellen Berz. “Justice is finally being served for the violent crimes the defendant committed in 2005,” said Attorney General Kaul. “I’m grateful to the many people who have worked together to hold the defendant accountable.”

DNA leads to charges from 2012 sexual assault
Rachel Ramsey, WLNS, Feb 22, 2024
"DNA has led to charges in connection to a 2012 sexual assault case. Law enforcement officials say the charges are the result of their sexual assault kit initiative (SAKI). Curtis Lee Fleming was arraigned Thursday. He was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct, first-degree criminal sexual conduct, and kidnapping."

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Why This Matters

SAKI is enhancing the criminal justice response to sexual assault and ensuring justice for victims. SAKI funding will not only help link victims to advocates and needed services, but also help jurisdictions implement best practices and comprehensive reform to help bring perpetrators to justice and increase safety in communities by preventing future sexual assaults.


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Sign up for upcoming webinars or watch webinars from the SAKI archive. Presentations feature practitioners and experts with years of experience in current and cold case sexual assault. The webinars cover investigations, forensic testing, prosecution strategies, victim notification, the neurobiology of trauma, offender research, and more

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Virtual Academy

Choose from five E-Learning Curricula that provide guidance on issues related to unsubmitted sexual assault kits. The courses walk learners through the importance of SAK testing, the effects of trauma, creating a testing plan, victim notification, cold case investigation and prosecution. Individual modules allow learners to complete trainings at their own pace.

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SAKI Toolkit

Explore hands-on resources tailored for practitioners working to improve their community's response to sexual assault. The SAKI Toolkit contains topics centered around skill development and covers the key categories of sexual assault response. Explore resources, save tools to a customizable Briefcase, or create resource sets to share with others.

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For Survivors

SAKI is committed to helping survivors of sexual assault. If you or someone you know needs help, support is available through the resources provided by our partners.

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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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