Lawmakers hear about challenges victims, law enforcement face processing rape kits

BY: - September 23, 2022

Going to the hospital and having a rape kit done “was pointless,” Sarah told members of the House and Senate’s Democratic Policy committees. “It ended up meaning nothing. My detective and prosecutor would never even see the swabs. My rape kit was never processed and tested.”

Pa.’s rape kit backlog sees a sharp reduction | The Numbers Racket

BY: - May 11, 2020

The state Department of Health released the findings in its 2020 Untested Sexual Assault Kits and Backlogged Evidence Report. Just four years earlier, the report found more than 3,000 backlogged rape kits statewide.