SAKI awarded the Fulton County District Attorney's Office a $1,000,000 grant in fiscal year 2018 to prosecute sexual assault cases on behalf of the thousands of previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits that have now been tested. Additionally, the grant money will go toward engaging in multidisciplinary policy development, implementation, and coordination as well as enhancing victim services for the jurisdiction through improved communication and dedicated sexual assault victim advocates.
A man has been sentenced to 12 life sentences for a dozen Atlanta rapes
Everett Catts, The Neighbor, Mar 3, 2020
A man who sexually assaulted a dozen women has been sentenced to 12 consecutive life sentences, according to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.
Fulton County DA's office cold case rape kit initiative leads to new indictments
11 Alive, Sep 30, 2019
Power of CODIS leads to indictment in a 2000 case.
Georgia House approves longer storage of rape kits
Associated Press, WGXA, Apr 2, 2019
The Georgia Senate unanimously approved a bill that requires evidence from a sexual assault kit be preserved for 30 years after the arrest date, 7 years from the completion of the prison sentence, or 50 years if no arrest is made.
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.