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TPD awarded 2018 Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Grant

Posted at 12:00 PM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 04:38:13-04

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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