Rape Kit Testing
While VAWA 2005 and 2013 set forth important legal guidance about forensic compliance in the states, we know from recent headlines that many complex legal and procedural questions still remain about access, exam protocols, health care provider training, payment, storage infrastructure, and testing of sexual assault kits.
Unsubmitted Kits and Backlogs: Language, Approaches, and Protocols (published in February 2016), is a three-part Issue Brief intended to support STOP Administrators as they address sexual assault evidence collection kit (SAK) issues in their state.
- Part One: Understanding What the "Rape Kit Backlog" Really Means: Language and Definitions
- Part Two: Understanding Unsubmitted Kit Problems: Approaches and Protocols
- Part Three: Understanding Kit Backlogs: Approaches and Protocols
- Webinar Recording: Unsubmitted Kits and Backlogs: Language, Approaches, and Protocols