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The Utah Sexual Violence Crisis Line is a safe, confidential service offered to survivors of sexual violence anywhere in the state. When you call the 24-hour sexual violence crisis line, you’ll be routed to a local UCASA affiliate organization in your area, based on the first six digits of your phone number.
The dedicated advocates and providers who answer calls to the hotline are our partners, affiliates, and member programs. Many of the advocates who staff the phone lines are trained by us and are part of the larger UCASA family. To be allowed to take calls from the crisis, line affiliates must agree to uphold strict confidentiality standards to protect the privacy of every caller.
Professional staff and certified volunteers provide 24-hour care and support to sexual violence survivors, their loved ones, and their broader network of supporters and allies in a variety of languages.
Calling the 24-hour Crisis Line gives you access to a range of free services.
Across the nation, the backlog of sexual assault kits have caused concern and inspired significant changes to the way that sexual assault kits are tracked and cared. Since 2014, Utah has been proactively working to test all un-submitted sexual assault kits and has made significant efforts to prevent sexual assault kits from accumulating in the future.
Utah is working to test all previously un-submitted sexual assault kits and wants to provide survivors information about their sexual assault case. Those survivors who would like information about their sexual assault kit can contact the information line or email the SAKI Victim Advocate. As testing progresses, we want to provide survivors an opportunity to receive information on their terms.
The Utah Sexual Assault Kit Information Line's hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am - 5:30 pm.
For more information, please contact Delia Kirk, Utah's SAKI Advocate at [email protected]
The Utah Department of Public Safety created the Utah Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System for any survivor of sexual assault that completes a sexual assault forensic exam. Historically, it was difficult for survivors to track or even know what happened with their sexual assault kit.
The Utah Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System allows survivors to track the status and location of their sexual assault kit in real time, creating complete transparency for survivors. A survivor can log in to the Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System with their sexual assault kit serial number (provided at the time of a forensic exam) and their date of birth. If a survivor does not have their sexual assault kit serial number, they can contact the law enforcement agency that took their case or contact the Utah Department of Public Safety Victim Advocate at 801-965-4461.
The Utah Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System will also ensure that every sexual assault kit collected in Utah is sent for testing, unless the survivor specifically requests that their kit not be sent in for testing. A survivor should contact their law enforcement agency for details of test results after testing is completed. Survivors have the right to know in the state of Utah what results come back from testing their sexual assault kit. (Utah Code 77-37-3).
Survivors can request that law enforcement agencies reach out and notify them once testing is completed. The Utah Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System is now live, click here to track your kit.