VAWA Forensic Compliance Project. Forensic Evidence Collection: Policies and Systems Survey Results. Forensic Evidence Collection Policies & Systems: The Process. Survey Tool Development Drafted * Piloted at OVW Conference Refined * Web-based Distributed
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Forensic Evidence Collection:
Policies and Systems
Survey Tool Development
* Piloted at OVW Conference
* STOP Administrators
* Coalition Executive Directors
13 Responders indicated that the identity of the First Responder may vary within their state.
9 Responders indicated kit tracking mechanisms vary within their state.
7 Responders indicated that responsibility for Narrative collection varies within their state.
12 Responders indicated the evidence storage location varies within their state.
11 Responders indicated responsibility for transporting evidence varies within their state.
21 Responders indicated SAFE exam time limits Vary. Other Responders specified: decision of medical personnel; and no statute of limitations.
11 Responders indicated storage limits for SAFE Exam kits vary.
Q: Does your State track/monitor the ‘anonymous’ cases and record what percent of victims decide to report to law enforcement and participate in the system?
21 States/Territories responded ….
Of those 21, only 4jurisdictions indicated that, yes, they do track ‘anonymous’ cases.
Q: Does your State track/monitor ‘anonymous’ cases and record what percent of victims reported & are participatingin the system, andsuccessfully prosecute their case?
19 States/Territories responded…
Of those 19, only 1 Territory indicated that, yes, they are tracking ‘anonymous’ cases through prosecution.