SAKI provides funding to support multidisciplinary community response teams to inventory, track, and expeditiously test previously unsubmitted SAKs (as defined below); collect and test lawfully owed DNA from offenders/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; optimize victim notification protocols and services as well as address the lack of criminal justice resources for other violent crime cold cases.
With this solicitation, BJA seeks to support the Department’s priorities of reducing violent crime and supporting law enforcement officers and prosecutors by:
BJA will prioritize applications for Purpose Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 for funding over Purpose Area 6. Once funding decisions for those purpose areas are complete, remaining funding will be distributed to the highest scoring peer-reviewed applications for Purpose Area 6, as appropriate.
For additional details on each Purpose Area, see https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/O-BJA-2023-171565.pdf#page=13.
Estimated Total Program Funding: