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TPD awarded 2018 Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Grant

Posted: 12:00 PM, Sep 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-26 08:38:13Z
TPD awarded 2018 Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Grant

Tulsa police awarded with sexual assault kit grant by the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.

The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) grant is for $1.5 million for a three-year project, officials said.

"The funding will allow us to develop protocols on finalizing the inventory, utilize a tracking database, prioritize which SAKs to test, identify an outsourced forensic lab to test the SAKs and create a victim-centered approach to notify victims of their reopened case," Tulsa police said in a statement.

Officials said the project is address the problem of kits that aren't submitted and to examine current criminal justice response to sexual assaults in Tulsa.

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