The Backlog:


We do not know the extent of the backlog in Michigan—there is only information about the backlog at the local level in Detroit, which you can see here. Like most states, Michigan 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 Michigan, too. Take action today to advocate for transparency and change from our elected officials.

  • Backlog Status

Testing Status Unknown
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Tracking Testing Victim Notification
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On June 5, 2013, Governor Rick Snyder announced that the State of Michigan would allocate $4 million from state legal settlement awards to fund the testing of the rape kits remaining in Detroit's backlog. 

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