The Illinois State Police is working to implement an online system that would allow sexual assault victims to track their evidence kits.
The tracking systems will allow survivors to track the status of their kits online from collection all the way to the State Attorney’s office, where final results are received.
To ensure privacy, the systems will use unique case numbers and passwords to limit access.
ISP Acting Director Brendan Kelly said in a press release Sunday that “survivors of sexual assault or violent crime shouldn’t be left in the dark while their kit makes its way through a system that can seem cold and indifferent.”
Kelly went on to say that the system should lead to faster turn-around times in kit processing.
The ISP Division of Forensic Services has been directed to implement the system by the end of the year.