How long will the evidence be kept?

  • If you decide to give an evidence kit, you will have the choice to keep the evidence at the hospital (DVSACC) for 3-6 months.  Your evidence will be kept on file and frozen during this period and will be discarded at 6 months without notification. You are welcome to call DVSACC  before the six months and request to keep your evidence longer, allowing you time to decide if you would like to report to the police, in which case such evidence could be used in court proceedings to demonstrate that the perpetrator had contact with you.
  • If you are unsure if you want to proceed after the six months, you can ask that your file be transferred to the police for safe keeping indefinitely.