About the Initiative

The Ventura County Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (VCSAKI) is a countywide initiative to submit every untested sexual assault kit (SAK) for DNA testing, investigate unsolved sexual assault cases, and provide victim-centered communication and support.  In December 2021, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Forensic Services Bureau was awarded a $2.5 million grant from the United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance to support this effort. Take a look at this page for more details.

Meet the Team

Numerous detectives, records personnel, evidence room personnel, victim advocates, counselors, investigative assistants, clerical staff and other professionals throughout Ventura County are part of the VCSAKI effort. Take a look at this page for more details about the people involved.