Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI)
The Evaluation of the Bureau of Justice Assistance Sexual Assault Kit Initiative: Case Analysis and Feasibility Assessment Report
In 2004, the National Institute of Justice created the social science research on forensic sciences (SSRFS) research program to explore the impact of forensic sciences on the criminal justice system and the administration of justice. Much of the early research from the SSRFS program focused on DNA processing and the use of DNA in investigations and prosecutions.
Crime laboratory and law enforcement personnel from three states discuss the value the NIJ-FBI Sexual Assault Kit Partnership to test sexual assault evidence and obtain investigatory leads.
During this partnership, NIJ is working with the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, to test eligible kits from law enforcement agencies and laboratories across the country and develop best practices that can improve the quality and speed of sexual assault kit processing.
The NIJ-FBI Sexual Assault Kit Partnership -- A Research Initiative for Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits
NIJ, in conjunction with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, is seeking applications to conduct preliminary evaluation activities to inform a rigorous and comprehensive evaluation of the SAKI Initiative. Proposals are being sought in three areas of interest: 1. Conduct process evaluations, including descriptive case studies, of up to five advanced sites to provide important information for newer sites regarding what works. 2. Conduct evaluability assessments of the existing 20 sites and develop a comprehensive evaluation plan for the SAKI. 3. Assess proximal outcomes of 2015 SAKI Awards