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Washington State Patrol fully implements sexual assault tracking system


Last updated 11/1/2018 at Noon

The Washington State Patrol’s new online tracking system for sexual assault kits has concluded its roll-out phase and is now fully implemented.

The online system, modeled after a similar one in Canada, is developed by STACS DNA, Inc. Survivors have access to the system, giving them the ability to track the progress of the case as it moves forward.

“The primary purpose behind this system is to help survivors get some answers,” said Chief John R. Batiste. “That was the difficult part for a lot of the survivors, is that they had no idea where their kits were.”

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