Addressing the Rape Kit Backlog



Many thousands of unprocessed rape kits sit untested in labs around the country. Rape kits are used to collect evidence after a sexual assault, but the cost, limits of technology, and simple neglect often leave kits lingering for decades. This hour we’ll talk about how Ohio is leading the nation in addressing the backlog, and how to reduce it even further.


  • Mike DeWine, Ohio attorney general
  • David Pepper, Democratic candidate for Ohio attorney general
  • Sarah Tofte,  vice president of policy & advocacy at the Joyful Heart Foundation’s “End the Backlog” program

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