West Virginia

Backlog Snapshot

West Virginia
Untested Kits:

2,400*

Testing:

In Progress

Does West Virginia 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

*Partial count of the total rape kit backlog, based on funding awarded by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office in 2015

Learn more about how we track reform

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

In 2015, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office awarded the West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory $1,763,281 to test 2,400 rape kits. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded the Division on Justice and Community Services $1,170,800 to test kits, investigate and prosecute cases, and re-engage survivors.

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