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Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI)

Since 2014, Utah has been proactively working to test all previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits and has made significant efforts to prevent sexual assault kits from accumulating in the future. Additional funding through the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) was awarded in 2015 to assist Salt Lake County in improving overall responses to sexual assault, furthering efforts to establish victim-centered and trauma-informed best practices, increasing multi-disciplinary collaboration, increasing training opportunities for all professionals working with victims of sexual assault and increasing transparency throughout the criminal justice system.

The Utah Department of Public Safety houses the SAKI Victim Advocate who acts as a resource for victims of cold case sexual assaults.

SAKI Information Line: 801-893-1145

Download more information about the SAKI Therapeutic Treatment Fund HERE

Is my sexual assault kit part of the previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits? What happened with my sexual assault kit, was it tested, what were the results?

To find out contact the Utah Department of Public Safety SAKI Victim Advocate

Lauren De Vries
(801)893-1145
ldevries@utah.gov