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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.

DateLocationTraining Flyer with Registration LinksLodging Scholarship Application
April 19th and 20th Dawson Community College Glendive, Montana DOJ SAKI Training FlyerApril 19 - 20 DOJ SAKI Scholarship Application
April 22nd and 23rd Dawson Community College Glendive, Montana DOJ SAKI Training FlyerApril 22 - 23 DOJ SAKI Scholarship Application
June 14-15, 2021Havre, MT MSU - Northern Campus DOJ SAKI Training Flyer Havre, MT 2021DOJ SAKI Scholarship Application Havre, MT June 14 and 15
June 17-18, 2021Great Falls, Montana DOJ SAKI Training Flyer Great Falls 2021DOJ SAKI Scholarship Application Great Falls June 17 and 18

DOJ Kit Track Training Series Flyer and Agenda

Registration Required – See below 

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
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 10:00 AMhttps://app.mt.gov/cgi-bin/confreg2/index.cgi?CONFERENCE_ID=8385&ACTION=INTROOpen
Wednesday, May 6, 202110:00 AMhttps://app.mt.gov/cgi-bin/confreg2/index.cgi?CONFERENCE_ID=8386&ACTION=INTROOpen


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


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