Track Your Kit

Getting Started

Connecticut provides a system to track your Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) while it goes through testing. During your time at the hospital, you should have received a piece of paper containing your tracking number and step-by-step instructions on how to create your login. 

All you need is your barcode (SAK identification number) and the link below. 

Go to SAK Trackpad where you will be redirected to the tracking website.  From there follow the steps below:

  1. Create a username and password
  2. Provide email address
  3.  Click ‘Submit’
  4. Click on the ‘Quick Search’ tab, available by hovering over the ‘Search’ tab
  5. Enter the Sexual Assault Kit Tracking Number exactly as it appears on the barcode. (If it isn’t entered mirroring the barcode the kit can not be retrieved)

If you previously created a username and password, click the login tab, located in the upper right-hand corner. From there, follow steps 3 and 4 to track your SAK. 

Once you have an account, use your new username and password to log in. 

You can save the link for future use, or the link can be accessed through The Alliance website.

Once you are registered with the tracking software you can see which police department picked up your kit, when it was submitted to the state forensic lab for testing, whether testing from the kit is entered into the state’s DNA database and if the DNA was matched to other cases. No information on the offender will be available. The officer you reported to will be able to answer any questions.

Tracking Your Kit

Under state law, you have the ability to track your sexual assault kit (SAK) from the time it leaves the hospital to when it is analyzed by the crime lab. The paper you received from the hospital has a barcode unique to your kit and can be used to log into the tracking software, giving you the ability to track your SAK privately. If you cannot find your answer below, in our FAQ section, or would like additional information, please contact the SAKI Victim Notification Coordinator.

Sexual assault crisis advocates are available 24/7 to support you at any events related to your case, such as a SAK exam, police interviews, and at court. Call the Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline to speak to and request an advocate. Call the statewide 1-888-999-5545 (English) or 1-888-568-8332 (Español) or contact your local Sexual Assault Crisis Center.

Connecticut state law requires that a sexual assault crisis advocate be notified before a SAK is started. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I check my kit if I never received a barcode?

If your kit was done before the tracking software was available, contact the SAKI Victim Notification Coordinator for more information. Please put “Where is my SAK?” as the subject line.

I lost the instructions to my log-in, what do I do now? 

The detective working with you should be able to give you your tracking number.

Is the tracking of my kit confidential? 

Yes! The only people who have access to the information are hospital staff, police, and you. In order to track your kit, you will need to provide a username and password every time you log in. In addition, all tracking data that is stored through the UPS software is confidential from all parties, other than those listed above. 

If you are additionally concerned about the confidentiality of your kit, we recommend that you do not save your username and password and delete history on your computer. In addition, we recommend that you only track your kit on personal computers. 

 

I tracked my kit, but I don’t understand what the location means

The tracking software should tell you:

  • when the Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) was used to perform an exam; 
  • which police department was notified to pick up the SAK;
  • when police submitted SAK to The Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory (the lab) for testing or storage (for anonymous SAKs);
  • when the lab completed the testing;
  • whether DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) obtained from the testing was entered into the Connecticut DNA data bank established under Section 54-102j of the Connecticut General Statutes, the national DNA data bank, or another state’s data bank; and 
  • whether the sample derived from the SAK satisfactorily matches a profile in any DNA data bank.

If you need further assistance understanding this information, please contact the SAKI Notification Coordinator. Please put “Where is my SAK?” as the subject line.

I had my SAK done anonymously and am now ready to come forward. How do I do this?

Anonymous Sexual Assault Kits (SAK)s are stored for at least 5 years at the state’s forensic lab. After 5 years they are returned to the police departments untested. To begin the process, you will need to contact the police department from the location where the assault took place and file a police report. Alert them to the fact that you have an anonymous SAK and provide the date and hospital where it was completed (if possible).

 

The statute of limitations for my case ended several years ago. How will my kit being tested now help me?

As the cases are tested, they are analyzed to determine if the case is able to move forward. If a case is eligible, an advocate will notify you with that information. 

On October 1, 2019, the Connecticut criminal statute of limitations, or the time allowed to report, for most sexual assault crimes was changed to 20 years for adults and only affects cases that occurred after October 1, 2014.  Additionally, as of October 1, 2019, the criminal statute of limitations was eliminated for sexual offenses wherein the victim is under the age of 18, and the statute was extended to 30 years from the victim’s 21st birthday in cases where the victim was aged 19-21 during the time of the assault. 

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Example 1

Carol was sexually assaulted in 2010. The statute of limitations expired for Carol in 2015. Her case cannot move forward.

 

 

Jennis was sexually assaulted in 2015. Because the criminal statute of limitations was extended to 20 years while his reporting period was still open he now has until 2035 to report his assault.  (20 years from the date of the assault).

Example 2

Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Project

What is the Connecticut Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Project?

In 2015 the Bureau of Justice Assistance, a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, launched the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Project to address the growing numbers of sexual assault evidence collection kits that were not being tested throughout the U.S. Currently, the Bureau is funding this project in 38 states, with a total of 64 project sites. Through this grant program, Connecticut identified 1,188 collection kits that had not been tested for evidence that could aid in the successful arrest and prosecution of an assailant. 

In compliance with the grant, Governor Dannell Malloy created the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Working Group, housed under the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. This multidisciplinary group is tasked with creating guidelines surrounding victim notifications for previously untested kits, supporting the investigations and prosecutions of previously untested kits, and ensuring that a backlog never happens again in the state of Connecticut. The Victim Notification Guidelines, created by this group, are now used collaboratively by state attorneys, victim advocates, and law enforcement to ensure a trauma-informed approach to notification. 

This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-AK-BX-0024 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.