West Virginia’s Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit Information System Named Finalist for National Award

CHARLESTON, W. Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council
(ACT-IAC) has selected the West Virginia Division of Justice and
Community Services Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit Information
System as a finalist for the 2017 Igniting Innovation Showcase to be
held on March 14, 2017 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

The ACT-IAC’s Institute for Innovation seeks nominations to recognize
highly innovative IT products, services, systems, and solutions that
benefit government (federal, state, local, and tribal) and citizens. The
Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit Information System was selected
as one of 30 finalists out of 120 submissions to compete for the top

The Igniting Innovation Award is given to the best overall innovation as
determined by social media voting by the audience at the event. Dynamite
Awards are given by a panel of roving judges at the Showcase event. The
judges will meet with each of the finalists during the event and select
the innovation that best fits each of the following categories:
Impactor, Game Changer, Transformer, and Incubator.

The Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit Information System enables
the tracking of sexual assault kits from the time they are shipped to a
healthcare facility to when they are collected and returned for forensic
testing. Additionally, the system collects invaluable feedback on the
quality of the collected kits that will be used to identify potential
areas of improvement and training opportunities to ultimately improve
evidence collection. The combination of these two features into a
centralized, web-based solution that provides a single point of entry
for all stakeholders results in a major process innovation for the
tracking and evaluation of sexual assault kits. Visit http://finance.yahoo.com/news/west-virginia-aims-eliminate-untested-170000579.html
for more information about the system.

“We are very honored that our system was selected by the ACT-IAC as a
finalist for the 2017 Igniting Innovation Showcase,” said Rick Staton,
Director of the Division of Justice and Community Services. “The system
provides a major breakthrough to the longstanding problem of lost and
untested sexual assault kits which is a problem faced by many states,
and not unique to West Virginia.”

For more information about ACT-IAC and the 2017 Igniting Innovation
Showcase, visit https://www.actiac.org/events/igniting-innovation-2017?detail=324096.

The online system was developed by the West Virginia Division of Justice
and Community Services and the West Virginia State Police Forensic
Laboratory in partnership with WV.gov. Guidance and recommendations were
also provided by the West Virginia Sexual Assault Forensic Examination
Commission, the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and
Services, and the West Virginia Hospital Association.

The Division of Justice and Community Services is part of the Department
of Military Affairs and Public Safety. For more information about the
West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services, visit http://www.djcs.wv.gov.

About WV.gov

WV.gov is the official website of the state of West Virginia (http://www.wv.gov)
and is the result of an innovative public-private partnership between
the state and West Virginia Interactive. West Virginia Interactive works
with state and local government agencies to build and manage interactive
online services and is a subsidiary of digital government firm NIC

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is celebrating 25 years as the
nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and
secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more
accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies
has developed a library of more than 12,000 digital government services
for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among
these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal
assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a
single access point for government interactions. More information is
available at www.egov.com.


Ian McQuinn, 304-414-0265 x106