The Backlog:

New York

We do not know the extent of the backlog in New York—there is only information about the backlog at the local level, which you can see here. Like most states, New York does not require its law enforcement agencies to track or count rape kits. In fact, just three states do—Colorado, Illinois and Texas—and because of the reforms these states have implemented, we now have a more accurate picture of the backlog there. This can happen in New York, too. Take action today to advocate for transparency and change from our elected officials.

In March 2015, legislation (A4524, S1455) was introduced that would establish the state sexual offense forensic evidence index and processing of evidence related to sexual offenses.

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