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Developing a Victim Notification Protocol

Part of the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Virtual Academy
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The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Virtual Academy offers online trainings and resources to help improve jurisdictions’ capacity to investigate, prosecute, inventory, and track sexual assault kits (SAKs) and provide trauma-informed victim services and advocacy.

A Victim Notification Protocol is essential to cold case sexual assault investigation and victim healing.

This curriculum offers six modules that present information and resources to help jurisdictions develop and implement a Victim Notification Protocol. These modules focus on using a victim-centered, trauma-informed approach to victim engagement. The modules review information on the key sections that should be included in a protocol, which professionals to involve in protocol development, and steps for executing the protocol in the field.

Date Created: December 6, 2022