In FY2020, the City of Jackson was awarded $1,179,593 in SAKI funding to establish a multidisciplinary approach to sexual assault and other violent crimes. The city will seek to improve conviction rates, solve cold case sexual assaults, enter eligible DNA profiles into the Combined DNA Index System, create a tracking system for all cases, and increase victim engagement.
For more information on the specific SAKI awards for this site, see the table below.
|FY2020||$1,179,593||Comprehensive Approach to Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits|
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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.