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[mkdf_separator class_name="" type="normal" position="center" color="" border_style="" width="" thickness="" top_margin="" bottom_margin=""] MONTANA SEXUAL ASSAULT KIT INITIATIVE SURVIVOR HOTLINE: 888-548-5463 FREE & CONFIDENTIAL FOR SURVIVORS We care and believe in you. This is why SAKI strives to improve Montana's response to survivors of sexual assault. Please visit and download available resources...

    [caption id="attachment_60141" align="aligncenter" width="300"] SAKI training course[/caption]   The Montana Department of Justice Sexual Assault Kit Initiative developed an Investigating Sexual Assault two (2) day sixteen (16) hour comprehensive course for all responders of  sexual assault including law enforcement, advocates, prosecutors, medical professionals, and first responders. Currently,...

      Kayla Bragg is the SAKI Site Coordinator for the State of Montana. She works in the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Special Services Bureau. Kayla worked in a Tennessee District Attorney’s Office for seven (7) years prior to moving to Montana and accepting the SAKI...

    Sustainable and systemic change is accomplished through state level legislation. Legislative reform is a necessary and critical aspect for adopting comprehensive best practices for survivors of rape. As leadership and movements shift, legislation can protect and maintain survivor-centered sexual violence reform. Recent Sexual Assault Legislation In October...

Why were some sexual assault kits not submitted for testing? Prior to 2019, sexual assault kits were not submitted for many different reasons. The biggest factor was Montana did not have legislation for jurisdictions to follow regarding testing sexual assault kits. Additionally, some of the most...

What is the sexual assault kit tracking system? In October 2019, Montana passed Senate Bill 52. Senate Bill 52 states that "the department of justice shall create, operate, and maintain a statewide sexual assault evidence kit tracking system." Now, survivors can track their kit status throughout...

  Total Kits Collected Oldest Kit Date Earliest Kit Date  Cases Suspect Identified Average Age of Survivor 1260 1995 2015 70% 23                     [mkdf_separator class_name="" type="normal" position="center" color="" border_style="" width="" thickness="" top_margin="" bottom_margin=""]   [mkdf_separator class_name="" type="normal" position="center" color="" border_style="" width="" thickness="" top_margin="" bottom_margin=""] [mkdf_separator class_name="" type="normal" position="center" color="" border_style="" width="" thickness="" top_margin="" bottom_margin=""] How many kits were collected? Through the SAKI...

  In 2016, the Montana Department of Justice was chosen as one of twenty recipients in the country for the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Grant (SAKI). Montana received $2,000,000 awarded through the Montana Board of Crime Control from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). Montana implemented...

              The Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance allows National SAKI Site Grantees to utilize SAKI funding for advanced testing such as Forensic Genetic Genealogy. SAKI funds may be allocated to provide additional testing on cold case homicides that have a nexus to sexual...

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