The Backlog:


We do not know the extent of the backlog in Oklahoma—there is only information about the backlog at the local level, which is posted below. Like most states, Oklahoma 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 a growing number of states, all across the country, are making real reforms to end the backlog. This can happen in Oklahoma, too. Take action today to advocate for transparency and change from our elected officials.

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Testing Status Unknown
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Through The Accountability Project, we discovered Tulsa's backlog of 3,783 untested kits, and are using public records requests to bring the number of untested kits in Oklahoma City to light.

State Senator Constance Johnson introduced legislation in February 2014 that would require law enforcement to submit newly collected rape kits for testing within 10 business days of receipt and the crime lab to process that evidence within six months of receipt if sufficient staffing and resources are available. The legislation would also mandate that each law enforcement agency provide an inventory of all previously untested kits to the State by July 1, 2015, and submit those kits for testing within six months of the law's effective date, November 1, 2014. Unfortunately, the bill did not pass before the end of the legislative session. 

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