The County of Baltimore received $911,108 in SAKI funding in FY2020 to conduct a sexual assault kit (SAK) inventory, extract DNA profiles, identify suspects, and convict serial offenders. The Baltimore County Police Department will use the SAKI funding to continue to systematically investigate all unsolved sexual assault cases and sexually motivated homicides that are over 3 years old. All eligible cases will be entered into the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program.
For more information on the specific SAKI awards for this site, see the table below.
|FY2020||$911,108||Investigation and Prosecution of Cold Case Sexual Assaults|
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.