The Backlog:


We do not know the extent of the backlog in Nebraska. Like many states, Nebraska 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, legislation recently introduced in Nebraska could soon change the way sexual assault kits are handled.  

In 2016, legislators in Nebraska introduced LB-1097, which would create a Sexual Assault Payment Program Cash Fund. This fund would ensure that victims of sexual assault would not be charged for their forensic examination. 

If passed, Nebraska would join a growing number of states all across the country making real reforms to support sexual assault survivors. 

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

  • Backlog Status

Testing Status Unknown
  • Reform Status

Tracking Testing Victim Notification
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Through The Accountability Project, we are using public records requests to bring the number of untested kits in Omaha to light.

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