Apply for funding under our Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence-Inventory, Tracking, and Reporting program to inventory, track, and report untested and unsubmitted sexual assault kits in your jurisdiction.

Read the solicitation (pdf, 33 pages).

The NIJ Research Track at the International Association of Crime Analysts Conference is looking for innovative research using geographic information systems and spatial data analysis in criminal justice. Does your research fit the bill?

Submit an application.

Lessons Learned from Unsubmitted SAK Research

Sexual assault evidence collection kit

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Explore principles, and the processes used to develop them, based on research projects in Detroit and Houston that may help other jurisdictions consider how to identify effective, sustainable responses regarding unsubmitted sexual assault kits.

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Expanding DNA Testing

Research and technology are helping address the challenge of processing large amounts of previously unsubmitted kits.

In this video, NIJ and FBI experts discuss how these scientific advancements are improving the investigative response to sexual assault, and what issues are still facing jurisdictions and forensic labs.

Read the transcript.

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