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Working the Case I: Cold Case Sexual Assault Review and Assessment

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.

During this training, discover SAKI’s promising practices for investigating cold case sexual assaults. This curriculum presents five modules that review how to establish your new case file; apply a victim-centered, trauma-informed approach to case review; engage a multidisciplinary team in case assessment; and remain aware of and avoid inherent biases. The curriculum also covers some basic steps and questions for developing an investigation checklist or plan for your cold case.

Date Created: December 6, 2022