The Backlog:


We do not know the extent of the backlog in Connecticut. Like most states, Connecticut does not require its law enforcement agencies to track or count rape kits. In fact, just three states do—Colorado, Illinois and Texas—and because of the reforms these states have implemented, we now have a more accurate picture of the backlog there. This can happen in Connecticut, too. Take action today to advocate for transparency and change from your elected officials.

In January 2015, legislation was introduced that would require police departments to transfer sexual assault evidence collection kits to the Division of Scientific Services/FBI lab within 10 days from collection of kit, and for the testing agencies to analyze the kit within 60 days of such collection. The bill has passed committee and now awaits floor action.

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