Tracking System Launched for Sex Assault Evidence Collection Kits
Victims of sexual assault now have a way to track evidence kits collected from them after their attack.
Hawai‘i’s Officer of the Attorney General and Hawai‘i Sexual Assault Response and Training (HSART) Program’s Multi-Disciplinary Team announced the launch of the sexual assault evidence collection kit tracking system on the HSART website.
The tracking system is designed to allow survivors of sexual assault obtain up-to-date information on the status of their sexual assault evidence collection kits, from collection through testing, and to do so in an anonymous way. Survivors who have their kit bar code numbers may now go online to see the status of their kit. The use of bar codes began in January 2020.
“Survivors of sexual assault need 24/7 access to the status of their sexual assault kits,” said Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors. “This service allows survivors to anonymously and accurately track the status of their kits in a way that does not add to the trauma they already have experienced. I appreciate the efforts of everyone who worked with our Department to establish this service including the Honolulu, Hawai‘i, Maui, and Kaua‘i Police Departments and the HSART members.”
The website also provides survivors with contact information for local victim service providers and county police departments, information about the HSART Program, its members, and other information for guidance and support. Click here to visit the HSART website.