Local level SAEC polices/data (Vermilion County, Illinois)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Vermilion County Sheriff of Vermilion County, IL.

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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

Any and all statistics, data, reports, audits, policies, and procedures pertaining to the following items regarding sexual assault evidence collection (SAEC) kits (also known as "rape kits") and processing:

• all standard operating procedures regarding the SAEC process

• any written policies or procedures regarding department practices on the acquisition of or handling of rape kit evidence, including protocols for its collection, testing, and delegation and transfer to all other possibly relevant locations, laboratories, or agencies

• the number of kits collected and booked into evidence from the period of January 1, 2000 through the date this request is processed

• the number of kits that have been processed by a public or private crime or forensic laboratory or equivalent processing location from the period of January 1, 2000 through the date this request is processed

• the number of unprocessed kits in any storage facilities currently under the department’s jurisdiction and control, including those held by medical personnel or at external laboratory locations

• any materials regarding the status or ultimate disposition of cases in which a kit was collected. Please include all available segregable data.

• all audits involving this agency regarding the collection or backlog of SAEC kits

• all proposed alterations or yet-to-be-implemented changes to the policies and procedures regarding the collection, testing, and use of SAEC kits

If there any questions about this request, please feel free to call us at the MuckRock office at 617-299-1832.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Nason

From:

Dear Sir:

The Vermilion County Sheriff's Department has received and is reviewing your FOIA request. We will need an additional five business days to respond due to the volume of information referenced in your request. We are also determining our ability to reasonably shift through 18 years of records. Upon completion of that review we will respond within by April 19, 2018.

Thank you.

William Donahue
Risk Consultant - County Board
Vermilion County, IL
Office (217) 554-6000
Fax (217) 554-6010

Please note that effective March 5, 2018 our address changed to:
201 N. Vermilion Street, 2nd Floor
Danville, IL 61832

From:

Please note the correct date for reply will be May 18. Thank you

William T Donahue

From: Vermilion County Sheriff

Dear Sir or Madam:

As indicated by our earlier email, we needed an additional five business days to respond. It was sent from my email address rather than the Sheriff's Department. That might have caused confusion. I have attached a letter from myself and your correspondence for reference. The earlier email was sent May 9 and again with a corrected date on May 10. You should have the material no later than May 18.

Thank you.

William Donahue
Risk Consultant - County Board
Vermilion County, IL
Office (217) 554-6000
Fax (217) 554-6010

Please note that effective March 5, 2018 our address changed to:
201 N. Vermilion Street, 2nd Floor
Danville, IL 61832

From: Vermilion County Sheriff

Dear Sir or Madam:

On behalf of the Vermilion County Sheriff's Department this is the response to your recent FOIA requests concerning sexual assault lab kits.

Total number of kits collected since Jan. 1, 2000 is 98.

For all kits, 97 of those have been processed by the lab.

There is 1 unprocessed kit, which is being held at the victim's request.

No disposition log is kept on these cases, however, all cases may be researched at http://www.co.vermilion.il.us/ using Judici.

There are no known audits.

William Donahue
Risk Consultant - County Board
Vermilion County, IL
Office (217) 554-6000
Fax (217) 554-6010

Please note that effective March 5, 2018 our address changed to:
201 N. Vermilion Street, 2nd Floor
Danville, IL 61832

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