Testing Sexual Assault Kits and Learning from Them
NIJ is working to better understand the problems and suggest solutions to the large numbers of sexual assault kits that have never been sent to a lab for testing. NIJ has established a research partnership with the FBI to test these kits and better understand the issues surrounding unsubmitted kits. The goal is to determine the most effective and timely testing methods and protocols.
Multi-disciplinary teams in Houston and Detroit are investigating potential risk factors for developing a large number of unsubmitted kits and ways to better work with victims of sexual assault.
Learn about the NIJ and FBI partnership.
Watch interviews with the Houston and Detroit researchers.