Iowa: Software system will track rape kits

‘This system will empower survivors of sexual assault,’ Miller says

DES MOINES — Iowa will launch a tracking and reporting system for sexual assault evidence kits, which will provide transparent status updates to survivors of rape as well as law enforcement and medical professionals.

The Iowa Attorney General’s Crime Victim Assistance Division has chosen STACS DNA, a sample-tracking software company, to develop the system. The company’s Track-Kit system will be rolled out to all regions of the state by July 1, 2020.

Track-Kit will follow the rape kits from the time each kit is distributed to a medical facility for use in an exam until the case receives final disposition. The system will connect more than 1,200 users at medical facilities, law enforcement agencies, crime laboratories, and county attorney’s offices.

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