Oklahoma to tackle rape kit backlog with new law

Gov. Kevin Stitt last week signed a bill to create a statewide tracking system for collecting sexual assault evidence, May 2, 2019 Oklahoma is poised to tackle a backlog of more than 7,200 untested rape kits. Gov. Kevin Stitt last week signed a bill to create a statewide tracking system for collecting sexual assault evidence, which is the first of ...

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Advocates criticize handling of sexual assault evidence

Many agencies don't send evidence for testing unless a victim wants to pursue potential charges. They said testing every evidence kit would also add to Missouri's already extensive backlog. October 30, 2017 COLUMBIA, Mo. Advocates against sexual violence say Missouri's lack of evidence testing in some sexual assault cases make it harder to link rep...

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Rape kit testing lags, so lawmakers want California taxpayers to donate

At least 175,000 have been documented by advocates, while the federal Department of Justice put its estimate at 400,000 several years ago June 21, 2017 Hundreds of thousands of rape kits are sitting untested at crime labs and law enforcements agencies across the country. That figure – at least 175,000 have been documented by advocates, while the fe...

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This State Assembly Bill Could Help End California's Notorious Rape Kit Backlog

Assembly Bill 41, which seeks to determine exactly how much of the nation's notorious rape-kit backlog is centered in California, May 26, 2017 A bill to end the backlog of untested rape kits in California, introduced in March by San Francisco Assemblyman David Chiu, is heading to the state Senate. Assembly Bill 41, which seeks to determine exactly ...

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