National Best Practices for Sexual Assault Kits: A Multidisciplinary Approach

This document’s intent is to identify best practices to assist jurisdictions and organizations in the development of protocols to address issues that arise in the course of working with sexual assault evidence, including timing of sample collection at the point of care; standardizing sample collection methods; transferring evidence between agencies; storing parameters (for location, temperature, and handling); maintaining SAKs, including processes for destruction of SAKs; and enhancing laboratory processes to reduce time between submission and analysis.

Author: Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act Working Group

Federal Sponsor Agency: NIJ

Publication Date: 2017

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