Alabama

Backlog Snapshot

Alabama
Untested Kits:

Unknown

Testing:

In Progress

Does Alabama law require...
An Audit of Untested Rape Kits?

No

Tracking of Rape Kits?

No

Testing of all backlogged rape kits?

No

Testing of all rape kits in the future?

No

Victims to be notified of the status of their cases?

No

Funding for testing kits?

No

The extent of the untested rape kit backlog in Alabama is unknown. Alabama law does not require law enforcement agencies to count, track, or test rape kits. 

In 2014, The Accountability Project issued an open records request to bring the number of untested kits in Birmingham to light. To date, we have not received a complete response to this request. 

In 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) awarded the Mobile police department $828,203 to test 1,793 kits. 

In 2016, the BJA awarded the Mobile Police Department $118,111 to sustain this work. In 2016, the BJA also awarded the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office $1,515,619 to test kits, investigate and prosecute cases, and re-engage survivors.

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