Iowa to begin tracking rape kits in 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Attorney General's Office says a new tracking system for rape kits will empower survivors of sexual assault.

The state is preparing to launch Track-Kit, a new tracking and reporting system for evidence kits.

With the new technology, survivors, law enforcement and medical staff will be able to get updates on the kits from the initial exam until the case is done.

The program will begin July 1st of next year.

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