In October 2019, Montana passed Senate Bill 52. Senate Bill 52 states that “the department of justice shall create, operate, and maintain a statewide sexual assault evidence kit tracking system.” Now, survivors can track their kit status throughout the criminal justice process. To read the Attorney General’s Office sexual assault kit tracking system announcement, please visit SAK Tracking System Memo
The tracking system meets the following requirements:
The goal is to give control back to the survivor. Therefore, survivors can anonymously track their kit when they choose. In addition, stakeholders such as medical facilities, law enforcement agencies, and crime laboratories are required by law to utilize the system. For more information about evidence in cases involving sexual offenses, please refer to Montana Code Annotated 46-15-402 through 46-15-412 or visit https://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/title_0460/chapter_0150/part_0040/sections_index.html
To learn the status of your kit follow the steps below:
You may also contact a local advocate to help you or call (888) 548-5463.
Yes, the Montana Department of Justice understands the law requires medical facilities, law enforcement agencies, and crime laboratories to utilize the system. Therefore, the SAKI team is dedicated to assisting you with this change and spending the necessary time to train your staff. If you would like to request training, please contact the SAKI Site Coordinator at 406-444-5896 or the DOJ Tracking System Program Manager at 406-444-3993.