The Backlog:


In February 2015, legislation was introduced that would mandate a statewide audit of untested rape kits. The bill currently awaits action from the Senate.

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

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Through The Accountability Project, we have discovered a backlog of 1,931 untested kits in Portland. Additionally, the Bend Police Department revealed that they have 113 untested rape kits that date back to 2000.

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