Alaska

Backlog Snapshot

Untested Kits:

3,800*

Testing:

Unknown

Does Alaska 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 from ongoing 2016 statewide audit, as reported by Courthouse News Service

Learn more about how we track reform

The extent of the untested rape kit backlog in Alaska is unknown. In 2015, Alaska Governor Bill Walker began a preliminary audit, which is ongoing. As of August 2016, the Governor's office has found approximately 3,800 untested kits statewide. Alaska law does not require law enforcement agencies to count, track, or test rape kits.

In 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded the Alaska Department of Public Safety $1,090,450 to test kits, investigate and prosecute cases, and re-engage survivors.

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