Does Vermont 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?
The extent of the untested rape kit backlog in Vermont is unknown. Vermont law does not require law enforcement agencies to count, track, or test rape kits.
In 2017, Vermont legislators introduced a bill that would create the Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Study Committee to evaluate current rape kit tracking and transport guidelines, study the feasibility of more advanced tracking systems, and report recommendations to the legislature by November 2017.
ENDTHEBACKLOG.org has not identified any news specific to this location. Please see below for national news on the rape kit backlog and efforts to eliminate it. To advocate for greater transparency, click here
Featured National News
April 14, 2017
April 5, 2017
April 1, 2017
March 30, 2017
March 23, 2017