Evidence may be collected during a sexual assault investigation. This is often through a medical exam.
The Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking and Reporting Commission was created to come up with a plan to track and report sexual assault evidence information. Within its first year, the Commission has to look into creating an Illinois-wide tracking system for the evidence. This includes being able to check:
- Its location
- Whether it has been submitted to a lab
- Whether forensic testing has been done on it
- Where it is stored
Additionally, the Commission has to come up with a way to let victims access the tracking information for their evidence online. It also has to make sure that the system remains safe and confidential.