Organisation : Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
Service Name : OSBI Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System
Applicable State/Country : Oklahoma, USA
Website : https://sakt.osbi.ok.gov/SexualAssaultKitTracking/
OSBI Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System
The OSBI Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System provides sexual assault survivors with the ability to anonymously track the location and status of their Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) from the point of collection through forensic analysis to final storage location and possible destruction.
The system is designed to track sexual assault kits that were collected in Oklahoma but that had not been analyzed by a forensic laboratory as of June 1st, 2017. The goal of the system is to further empower survivors with information, assist law enforcement with investigations and crime prevention, and create transparency to foster public trust.
The Tracking System Will:
** Track the location and status of sexual assault kits throughout the criminal justice process.
** Allow medical facilities performing sexual assault forensic examinations, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, forensic labs, and other entities in possession of sexual assault kits to update and track the status and location of sexual assault kits.
** Allow victims of sexual assault to anonymously track or receive updates regarding the status of their sexual assault kits.
Victims of sexual assault can view the history and current status of their sexual assault evidence kit by entering the sexual assault evidence kit tracking # in the “serial number” box above and clicking the adjacent search button with the magnifying glass icon ()
Authorized medical, law enforcement, county prosecutor, and lab personnel should select “Login” and enter their unique Username and Password to manage the status of sexual assault evidence kits under the jurisdiction of their agency.
What are sexual assault kits? (SAK’s)
A sexual assault kit is a collection of swabs, envelopes, and instructions used to gather and preserve physical evidence from a person’s body following a report of a sexual assault. This evidence is collected by a medical professional that has been specially trained to identify, collect, and document the forensic evidence that might be found on the person’s body.
Are all SAKs tested?
In the state of Oklahoma, statute dictates that all SAKs will be tested unless no report is made to law enforcement or if the victim requests the kit not be tested.
How long does it take to test a SAK once it is submitted to the OSBI forensic lab?
Currently, the average time for the OSBI to analyze a SAK and issue a report to law enforcement is 4-6 months.
How can I find out the status of my kit and when it will be worked?
Contact the law enforcement agency that took your sexual assault report to obtain information about your kit. Oklahoma statute, Title 74-150.5, does not allow the OSBI to share information about a case with anyone other than the submitting law enforcement agency.
What is CODIS?
CODIS is the Combined DNA Index System, a system of national, state, and local databases managed by the FBI that allows forensic laboratories across the country to compare DNA profiles from known criminal offenders with biological evidence from crime scenes.
The Oklahoma Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System is a program designed to track all sexual assault kits collected in Oklahoma and provide a mechanism for victim notification of kit status. OSAKTS is not intended to be an official chain of custody record for legal purposes, and is not treated as such by OSAKTS user agencies.
While great effort is made to ensure the information may be relied upon as generally accurate, the intention of this system is for tracking, victim notification and public information. OSBI is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate information contained in OSAKTS.
Forensic Science Center:
Attn: SAKT Unit
800 East 2nd Street
Edmond, OK 73034