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National Best Practices for Sexual Assault Kits: A Multidisciplinary Approach

NCJ Number
250384
Date Published
Agencies
NIJ
Publication Type
Report
Annotation
This report by the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act Working Group presents its consensus recommendations on best practices for managing the processes for creating and processing sexual assault kits (SAKs).
Abstract
This report contains 35 recommendations that help provide a roadmap for agencies to develop or advance their policies and protocols for untested sexual assault kits. The recommendations are rooted in a victim-centric, multidisciplinary approach that encourages victim engagement and increases the potential for legal resolutions.
Date Created: August 15, 2017