Kansas

Backlog Snapshot

Untested Kits:

2,220*

Testing:

In Progress

Does Kansas...
Inventory untested rape kits?
Yes, a one-time inventory.
Test backlogged rape kits?
Yes, testing in progress.
Test newly collected rape kits?
No, the state has not mandated testing.
Grant victims rights to notice and be informed?
No.
Track rape kits?
No tracking system exists.
Appropriate funding for rape kit reform?
No.

*According to a 2017 statewide audit of untested kits conducted by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation

Learn more about how we track reform

Kansas law does not require law enforcement agencies to count, track, or test rape kits. In 2017, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) completed a thorough audit of all law enforcement agencies statewide and identified 2,220 untested rape kits statewide. As of March 2017, approximately 1,200 of these kits have been submitted to a forensic lab.

In 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded KBI $2,000,000 to test kits, investigate and prosecute cases, and re-engage survivors. 

In 2017, Kansas legislators introduced a bill that would require a one-time audit of untested rape kits, but this bill failed to pass.

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