U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
04/27/20 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA government agencies, tribal governments, prosecutor's offices, and law enforcement agencies to improve judicial outcomes for victims of gender-based assault. Funding is intended to improve the capacity of state and local jurisdictions to respond to violent crime. The purpose of funding is to enhance the functioning of the criminal justice system through the investigation and prosecution of cases resulting from sexual assault kits (SAK) evidence and the collection of lawfully owed DNA.
This program provides funding to support multidisciplinary community response teams to inventory, track, and expeditiously test previously unsubmitted SAKs; collect and test lawfully owed DNA from offenders and arrestees; produce necessary protocols and policies to improve collaboration among laboratories, police, prosecutors, and victim service providers; provide resources to address the sexual assault investigations and prosecutions that result from evidence and CODIS hits produced by tested SAKs; and optimize victim notification protocols and services.
The National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) supports the Department’s priorities of reducing violent crime and supporting law enforcement officers and prosecutors by:
Based on research findings and the recommendations of subject matter experts, BJA created and is implementing a national response model to address the issue of unsubmitted SAKs. The three essential elements of that model are:
For additional information about these essential elements of a SAKI BJA Model, see: https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/bja-2020-17018.pdf#page=7
For information about program requirements, see: https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/bja-2020-17018.pdf#page=8
For information about the program Purpose Areas, see: https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/bja-2020-17018.pdf#page=10
For information about OJP Priority Areas, see: https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/bja-2020-17018.pdf#page=21
GrantWatch ID#: 153228
Up to 12 awards under Purpose Area 1; up to 4 awards for Purpose Area 2; up to 4 awards for Purpose Area 3; up to 8 awards for Purpose Area 4.
- Up to $2,500,000 each under Purpose Area 1
- Up to $500,000 each for Purpose Area 2
- Up to $1,000,000 each under Purpose Area 3
- Up to $1,000,000 under Purpose Area 4
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