Iowa’s Track-Kit Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System Rollout in the Media

Iowa’s Track-Kit™ system for sexual assault kit tracking has rolled out across the state and is in the news again—here are recent articles:

Des Moines Register: Iowa rolls out new system to track sexual assault test kits, nears end of backlog

Newly added for Iowa is a feature to allow nurse examiners, who often travel and may not have access to the computer systems at a given hospital, to scan the bar code on a test kit using their cell phone camera.

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The Gazette: New rape kit tracking software provides transparency to sexual assault survivors

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced Iowa now has software in place that will allow sexual assault victims to track the status of their rape kits during an investigation, the state has been working to clear a backlog of 4,200 untested rape kits revealed in a 2016 audit.

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Telegraph Herald: Iowa rolls out new system to track sexual assault evidence kits

The system, which was rolled out in phases this year, helps law enforcement, health care providers and labs keep track of kits moving through the system.

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Iowa Public Radio: Tracking system meant to increase transparency in sexual assault investigations

Survivors of sexual assault in Iowa can now track where an evidence kit is being held and whether it has been analyzed by the state crime lab.

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KCRG News: Iowa completes rollout of new statewide sexual assault tracking program

Iowa has completed the training and rollout of Track-Kit, a new sexual assault reporting system that allows sexual assault survivors to track the status of their evidence kits.

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KCCI News: State unveils new system for victims to track rape kits online

Iowa now has a system that will allow sexual assault victims to track the status of their rape kits.

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Marshalltown Times Republican: Iowa rape survivors can now track evidence kits

Sexual assault victims in Iowa can now track the location and testing status of their rape evidence kits as the state works to offer more transparency to an investigative process riddled by backlogs in the past.

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KIMT News: Iowa implementing tracking software for sexual assault investigation kits 

The Track-Kit software will track each evidence kit at each step of the investigation process and aims to improve transparency and trust for survivors.

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KWQC News: Iowa rolls out new system to track sexual assault test kits

Iowa officials are rolling out a new system to test sexual assault evidence collection kits more quickly as they work to clear a backlog that once numbered in the thousands. The system, called Track-Kit, was rolled out in phases this year.

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