Sexual Assault Tracking Database Up and Running
Madison – Sexual assault survivors will now have access to information regarding the status of their sexual assault kit thanks to a bipartisan bill authored by Senator Alberta Darling. On Wednesday, the Attorney General announced Track-Kit, a statewide sexual assault kit tracking system that was launched is up and running.
“Wisconsin will now have a database for health care professionals, law enforcement, state crime laboratory personnel, and prosecutors to update information on the location and status of a sexual assault kit,” Darling said, “It’s disappointing the authors of the bills weren’t invited, but the most important thing is that the system is up and running now and helping victims of sexual assault.”
2021 Wisconsin Act 117 empowers survivors of sexual assault as their case goes through the legal system. The bill ensures that the Wisconsin statutes protect victims and prevent another backlog of cases.
“Wisconsin is now part of a nationwide movement to make sure victims of sexual assault are able to follow the status of their case and the location of their kit,” Darling said, “It is my hope this new process will help victims during a dark time.”
Senator Darling represents portions of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha Counties.