Prioritizing Cold Case CODIS Hit Follow-up: Strategies for Sexual Assault Investigators

The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) TTA Team developed this guidance document to provide information on the appropriate actions to take when sexual assault investigators receive a CODIS hit notification—when a suspect has been identified in a cold case, either through a DNA match or other investigative means. However, investigators should not rely on these factors alone when making decisions. New information may be revealed and circumstances involving the suspect(s) may change during an investigation, thus requiring an updated evaluation/ assessment and follow-up strategy in the case.

Federal Sponsor Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance

Provider: RTI International

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