Watch a video about how these two organizations are linking what we know about what works in policing to the field.

The NIJ-FBI Sexual Assault Kit Partnership aims to shed light on the complexities of sexual assault evidence processing. Experts describe what a sexual assault kit is and how it is used as part of a sexual assault investigation.

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Moving Sexual Assault Kits Forward

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.

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Notifying Victims of Results of SAKs

Notifying Sexual Assault Victims After Testing Evidence. National Institute of Justice and the Office for Victims of Crime

Explore principles (and the processes used to develop them) that may help other jurisdictions consider how best to notify victims of the results of SAK testing, both in older cases of previously untested SAKs and in current cases.

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