Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Tracking and Reporting Commission
The Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Tracking and Reporting Commission (the Commission) was created on January 1, 2015, the effective date of the Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Tracking and Reporting Act, MCL 752.962. That Act charged the Commission with developing plans and guidelines for (1) a uniform statewide system to track the submission and status of sexual assault evidence kits (kits), with secure electronic access for victims, (2) a uniform system to audit untested kits that were collected on or before March 1, 2015, and were released by the victims to law enforcement, and (3) auditing the ongoing submission of kits under the Sexual Assault Kit Evidence Submission Act, MCL 752.931-752.935. The Commission was also charged with developing recommendations for legislation and funding needed to implement its plans.
The Commission is co-chaired by Colonel Kriste Kibby Etue, Director of the Michigan State Police, and Ms. Debi Cain, Executive Director of the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board.
The Commission submitted its 2016 Report with these plans and guidelines on July 20, 2016. It will continue meeting for at least two years from that date, pursuant to statute, to oversee the implementation of the recommendations and plans contained with the report.