The Backlog:


We do not know the extent of the backlog in Georgia. Like most states, Georgia 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 Georgia, too. Take action today to advocate for transparency and change from our elected officials.

In March 2015, legislation was introduced that would mandate a statewide audit of untested rape kits, and would also require new untested sexual assault kits to be submitted to the lab within 30 days of collection. The Georgia legislature adjourned for the 2015 session without passing this legislation.

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Through The Accountability Project, we are using public records to bring the number of untested kits in Atlanta to light.

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