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SAKI, or Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, is a nationwide plan to deal with all the untested sexual assault kits (SAKs).  Unfortunately, after an assault, not every kit is tested by law enforcement. Due to a variety of factors, many sit for years without any attention. In 2015, Iowa was given $3 million through federal grants to test many of these kits. We understand it is difficult to wait on something as sensitive as a sexual assault kit.  Our advocates are available if you need to talk.  They can also answer any questions about SAKI, the testing, or the notification process. 
If you have any questions, please call us to speak with an advocate.  You can call us any time at 1.800.770.1650 or text 'IOWAHELP' to 20121.