Wyoming

Backlog Snapshot

Wyoming
Untested Kits:

Unknown

Testing:

Unknown

Does Wyoming...
Inventory untested rape kits?
Legislation pending.
Test backlogged rape kits?
No, the state has not committed to testing.
Test newly collected rape kits?
No, the state has not mandated testing.
Grant victims rights to notice and be informed?
No.
Track rape kits?
No tracking system exists.
Appropriate funding for rape kit reform?
No.

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

In 2019, legislators introduced a bill that would require each criminal justice agency to report annually all investigations in which a rape kit is collected. The report must include: the type of crime involved; whether the evidence was submitted to a crime lab; if analysis was completed; and, if not submitted, the reasons for non-submission. The bill additionally provides that destruction of kits cannot occur until the statute of limiations has run or law enforcement obtains a court order. Read our letter of support

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