What is the SAKI process?

First, a citywide inventory of the number of unsubmitted sexual assault kits was conducted. Upon completion of this inventory, it was determined that the Denton Police Department had 781 unsubmitted sexual assault kits. The next step is to test the sexual assault kits, contact victims when results are obtained, and work with law enforcement, advocacy, and prosecution in cases that are developed from the testing process. Another component of SAKI is to evaluate Denton’s process for sexual assault response and make recommendations to ensure that these responses are conducted in a victim-centered, trauma-informed manner.

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1. What is SAKI?
2. Why is SAKI so important?
3. What is the SAKI process?
4. What is a sexual assault kit?
5. When and where is forensic exam conducted?
6. Who does the sexual assault kit?
7. What is DNA?
8. Why is the sexual assault kit done?
9. What is a DNA profile?
10. How does DNA get left behind?
11. How does the crime lab analyze for DNA?
12. What is CODIS?
13. How does CODIS work?
14. Does the victim’s DNA go into CODIS?
15. If there is a CODIS hit, does it mean that the suspect has been identified?
16. What happens if DNA evidence is not found?
17. Why weren't the kits tested?
18. Why are we testing the kits now?
19. What information does the suspect know?
20. Who can I contact to get more information about my sexual assault kit?