Kit TraQ helps address the backlog of untested sexual assault kits (SAKs).
Nurses in hospitals and other medical facilities begin the process using SAKs to collect and record evidence and apply a barcode to the kit. The evidence passes to the local police or sheriff’s agency where they are stored. Detectives request that the lab process the kits and property custodians transport them to the lab. The lab tests kits, reports the findings, and returns the kits to the originating agency. The local law enforcement agency, then, stores them in accordance with state practice. Meanwhile, survivors can find the status of the kit, without compromising their privacy. Other stakeholders—prosecutors, state police, and legislators—can follow the progress of kits. Also, Kit TraQ generates reports to help legislators carry out their oversight role.