July 23, 2019 12:57
The Portland Police Bureau recently launched the Sexual Assault Management System (SAMS) Victim Portal, which is an online portal where survivors of sexual assaults can track the progress and status of their Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) kits. This was in response to the 2018 State of Oregon House Bill 4049, which requires law enforcement to give survivors anonymous access to the current status and past progress of their sexual assault kit.
The SAMS Victim Portal was developed in 2018 by the Portland Police Bureau's IT Department in collaboration with the Bureau's Sex Crimes Unit and was made possible and funded by the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) grant.
"Being able to provide survivors with access to real time updates is a tremendous leap forward in improvin