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Understanding what the “Rape Kit Backlog” Really Means Part 1: Language and Definitions

The Sexual Violence Justice Institute at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (SVJI@MNCASA) is a national resource for expertise in the criminal justice response to sexual violence. The documents produced by SVJI for STOP Administrators in this three‐part series explores key topics related to sexual assault exams by providing in‐depth information and contextual meaning. Part One aims to provide guidance in understanding the nuanced language around unsubmitted and untested/backlogged Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits (SAK).

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Last modified: 7/7/2022