The Backlog:

Montana

We do not know the extent of the backlog in Montana. Like many states, Montana does not require its law enforcement agencies to track or count rape kits, making it difficult to know the extent of the rape kit backlog here. However, an Executive Order passed in Montana could soon change that. 

In 2015, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced that his office established a task force to examine the backlog of untested rape kits in Montana. This group is responsible for developing a plan to examine the number, dates collected, and status of untested rape kits in the possession of law enforcement agencies across the state, and to subsequently identify the kits that need to be tested. The group will also be responsible for seeking funding opportunities and developing future policies and procedures for kit submission and testing.

Join us and take action today to advocate for transparency and change from our elected officials.

  • Backlog Status

Count
Partially Counted
Testing
Testing Status Unknown
Resolved
Unknown
Size
1,400*

As reported by Montana Public Radio in February 2016.

  • Reform Status

Tracking Testing Victim Notification
No Known Reform
Reform in Progress
Partial Reform
Complete Reform
  • Additional Information

Through The Accountability Project, we are using public records requests to bring the number of untested kits in Billings to light.

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