AK-SAKI conducts research on DPS policies, procedures
by Ingrid Johnson |
The UAA Justice Center worked in partnership with the Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) through the Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance funded Alaska Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (AK-SAKI) to conduct research on DPS policies and procedures related to sexual assault investigations, prosecutions, and victim-survivor engagement and support. The AK-SAKI research project used qualitative and quantitative methodologies to answer three research questions:
- What are key stakeholders’ experiences with sexual assault investigations, prosecutions, and victim-survivor engagement and support, and how do those experiences compare to their perceptions of just outcomes?
- How common are the experiences and just outcomes identified by key stakeholders?
- What factors shape the likelihood of achieving those just outcomes?