Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits

The South Dakota Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits are supplied by the Department of Health to South Dakota medical facilities and law enforcement agencies at no charge.

To request kits, please contact the South Dakota Department of Health at:

Phone: 605-773-3361
Email: SDKIT

Please include your name, agency name, mailing & physical address (if different), phone number and the number of kits you are requesting.

Questions regarding collection of evidence procedures should be directed to the South Dakota Forensic Laboratory at 605-773-3673.

Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Training

South Dakota SANE/SART Training: None at this time.

Sexual Assault Forensic and Clinical Management Virtual Practicum

In 2008, this training tool was provided to all South Dakota hospitals with emergency departments for training staff that provide services to sexual assault patients. It was also provided to all sexual assault crisis centers in South Dakota to use with training victim advocates. Advocates are generally called upon to help the victim understand what is happening during the collection of evidence so the hospital personnel can concentrate on completing the kit. Thus it is important that victim advocates have some training in sexual assault evidence collection as well.

This interactive program provides 12 hours of expert instruction for professionals and helps advance skills in all aspects of sexual assault forensic examinations, from the initial meeting, to the patient-centered medical examination and treatment, to proper collection and preparation of evidence, to pretrial and courtroom preparation.

For more information or to order a copy, please visit the International Association of Forensic Nurses web site.

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