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Best practices to investigate sexual assault and work with other responders

Investigating Sexual Assault two (2) day sixteen (16) hour comprehensive course offered for all responders of  sexual assault including law enforcement, advocates, prosecutors, medical professionals, and first responders. Currently, officers may receive POST credits, prosecutors may receive CLE credits, and first responders may receive additional credits.


DOJ Kit Track Training Series Flyer and Agenda

For upcoming DOJ Kit Track Training dates, please see the chart below.

Registration Required – To register, scan QR code below with your phone camera or QR scanner application and complete the form. 

You may also register by emailing the date you want to attend, job title, and employer/agency to [email protected]


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Montana law, 46-15-405, MCA, requires law enforcement agencies, health care facilities, and crime laboratories to use the Montana Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System. If your agency or facility is not tracking sexual assault evidence kits through the Montana Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System, please contact Kayla Bragg at [email protected] You can learn more by attending the DOJ Kit Track Training Series.

Free Virtual 90-minute Kit Track Training Series hosted by the Montana Department of Justice SAKI program. Training Series will be offered every third (3rd) Wednesday of each month starting at 10:00 am and every first (1st) Thursday starting at 2:00 pm until September 2021.

Kit Track Training will cover an in-depth discussion of the following:
Sexual assault kit testing policies and procedures;
Learn about available resources and training;
Introduction to the kit track system;
Demonstration of the kit track system, and;

DateTimeRegistration LinkRegistration Status
Thursday, August 5, 20212:00 PMTo register, please email Kayla Bragg the training date you would like to attend at  [email protected] . A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the training.Open
Wednesday, August 18, 202110:00 AMTo register, please email Kayla Bragg the training date you would like to attend at  [email protected] . A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the training.Open


Click on  the link to learn more about each item below:

                                     ITEM                                       DESCRIPTION                                     DOWNLOADABLE PDF
Investigating Sexual Assault: A Field Guide for Law Enforcement OfficersBest practices for responding to, and investigating sexual assault crimesInvestigating Sexual Assault Field Guide
Kit Track and Victim Rights InformationResource for responders to give to victims of sexual assault includes instructions to track a SAK and listed victim rights Kit Track and Victim Rights Card
Patient Consent Form Informs person of options when a sexual assault forensic examination is requestedNEW Patient Consent Form
Cultural AwarenessCultural considerations when responding to, and investigating sexual assault crimesCultural Awareness
Community and System Based AdvocatesThe different roles and responsibilities of advocatesCommunity and Systems Based Advocacy
Victim or Survivor TerminologyA resource from SAKI TTA outlining important considerations about when to use victim or survivor terminologyVictim or Survivor Terminology from Investigation Through Prosecution
Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System Advocate Information Release AgreementA consent form for advocates to use when sharing confidential sexual assault kit tracking information.Coming Soon
Active Listening TermsWays to practice active listeningActive Listening Terms
Kit Tracker Instructions Step by step instructions to process kits in the kit tracking systemDOJ Montana Kit Track Law Enforcement Portal Guide
Kit Tracker Instructions Instructions for healthcare facilities DOJ Montana Kit Track Medical Facility Portal Guide
Attorney General MemoSexual Assault Kit Tracking System Memo from the Attorney General’s OfficeSAK Kit Tracking System memo
46-15-404, MCA Flow ChartEasy follow along flow chart to layout procedures in 46-15-404, MCA 46-15-404, MCA Flow Chart


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