This is the archived website of former Governor Dannel P. Malloy. These pages are being preserved by the State of Connecticut for historical purposes.

Sexual Assault Kit Working Group

The Governor's Sexual Assault Kit Working Group is responsible for examining and limiting barriers for submitting sexual assault evidence to the Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory.  With the goal of helping local and state law enforcement work hand-in-hand, the working group will make recommendations to standardize and facilitate the transfer, tracking, and testing of evidence kits as well as address issues around victim notification.


Laura Cordes (Chair): Executive Director, Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence 
Linda J. Cimino
: Judicial Branch Director, Office of Victim Services 
Kerry Dalling
: Detective, Fairfield Police Department  
Cathy Malloy
: Former Executive Director, Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education
Anne Mahoney
: Windham State’s Attorney 
Marshall S. Porter
: Police Chief, Glastonbury Police Department
Maureen Platt
: Waterbury State’s Attorney 
Guy Vallaro
: Director, Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory



June 10, 2016 Agenda Minutes
June 15, 2016 Agenda Minutes
September 9, 2016 Agenda Minutes
October 14, 2016 Agenda Minutes
November 18, 2016 Agenda  Minutes
December 9, 2016  Agenda Minutes
January 13, 2017 Agenda Minutes
February 10, 2017 Agenda Minutes
March 10, 2017 Agenda *Meeting canceled*
April 7, 2017 Agenda Minutes 
May 12, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 9, 2017 Agenda Minutes
July 14, 2017 Agenda Minutes
September 8, 2017 Agenda Minutes
October 20, 2017  Agenda  Minutes
November 17, 2017 Agenda Minutes
December 8, 2017 Agenda Minutes
January 12, 2018 Agenda *Meeting canceled*
February 9, 2018  Agenda Minutes
March 9, 2018 Agenda Minutes
April 20, 2018 Agenda  Minutes
May 18, 2018  Agenda
July 13, 2018  Agenda Minutes
September 14, 2018  Agenda Minutes
October 12, 2018 Agenda Minutes
November 9, 2018  Agenda Minutes
December 14, 2018  Agenda  


Documents from Meetings

10/2/2018 Lab Update: Summary of Testing Results
9/14/2018 Victim Notification Progress Report for September 2018
6/10/2016 CGS Sec. 19a-122a, which includes PA 15-207 
6/10/2016 Commission on the Standardization of the Collection of Evidence in Sexual Assault Investigations - Survey Findings from Municipal and State Police, July 2015
6/10/2016 Overview of 2015 National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative FY 2015 Competitive Grant 
6/10/2016 The Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Action Research Project, Final Report 
6/10/2016 Untested: Eliminating the Backlog of Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits in Connecticut (CONNSACS) 
7/15/2016 Governor's Sexual Assault Kit Working Group, Action Items & Timeline (August 2016) 
7/15/2016 Governor's Sexual Assault Kit Working Group, Initial Goals for Timeline (July 2016) 
7/15/2016 Presentation of Kevin MacMillan, SAKI Program Coordinator 
9/9/2016 Lab Update: Summary of Testing Results
9/8/2017 Connecticut Sexual Assault Victim Notification Record - Form

Press Releases

12/15/2017  Gov. Malloy: Connecticut Receives $2.6 Million to Assist State’s Efforts in Processing and Testing of Sexual Assault Kits 
3/15/2016 Gov. Malloy Forms Working Group to Improve the Processing of Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases