Does Connecticut law require...
An Audit of Untested Rape Kits?
Tracking of Rape Kits?
Testing of all backlogged rape kits?
Testing of all rape kits in the future?
Victims to be notified of the status of their cases?
Funding for testing kits?
In 2015, the Connecticut Commission on the Standardization of the Collection of Evidence in Sexual Assault Investigations completed a one-time audit of untested rape kits and found 879 kits at law enforcement agencies across the state. In the same year, Governor Dannel Malloy established a multidisciplinary task force to coordinate the tracking and testing of these kits. Connecticut law does not require law enforcement agencies to count or track kits.
In 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded $1,401,966 to the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection to test kits, investigate and prosecute cases, and re-engage survivors.
In 2015, Connecticut enacted a law that requires rape kits to be sent to the state crime lab within 10 days of collection and tested within 60 days.
In 2017, Connecticut legislators introduced a bill to establish a statewide tracking system for rape kits.
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