Massachusetts’ Track-Kit Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System Live in February 2020
Survivors of sexual assault in Massachusetts will soon be able to track the evidence associated with their case as it progresses through the testing process, under a new online system being gradually rolled out in different parts of the state.
The tracking system, a requirement of a 2018 criminal justice reform law, was launched in six southeastern Massachusetts counties earlier this month, and is expected to be live across the state within the next month. Rollouts are planned on February 3 for central and western Massachusetts and in Essex, Middlesex and Suffolk counties on February 24.
The sexual assault kit tracking system, called Track-Kit™, will also be available to medical personnel, investigators, crime labs and prosecutors responsible for a particular kit through individual portals that present them with only the appropriate information, state officials said.