CLEARING THE BACKLOG
Kentucky received a $1.9 million grant to analyze up to 3,300 untested sexual assault kits and try to match DNA evidence found in the kits to perpetrators and unsolved crimes.
This website is intended to provide resources to law enforcement, prosecutors, advocates and survivors who are involved in backlog cases. It also will provide information to the media and public regarding the process of this effort.
Where It Stands
KITS SHIPPED TO PRIVATE LAB
TECHNICAL REVIEW PROCESS COMPLETED
DNA PROFILES ENTERED INTO DATABASES
HITS TO DNA DATABASES
The numbers are updated monthly by KSP. Most recent update was on 6/20/18
New Video: The Power of Testing All Kits
"As law enforcement, I don't want to say people have been doing the job in bad faith, but I would say it's OK for us to take a step back and say how can we improve what we do."
Lt. Matt Brotherton of Lexington Police Department discusses how a previously unsubmitted kit ended up matching 5 other kits and a perpetrator who preyed on vulnerable women.
The Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training offers courses on sexual assault investigations for law enforcement. For a list of future course locations and dates, please visit their training website.
The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs offers courses for nurses to become accredited forensic nurses. Information for 2018 courses can be found here.
The Office of the Attorney General Sexual Assault Kit Initiative offers training and additional resources cold case sexual assault advocacy, investigations, and prosecutions. Call 502-696-5619 for more information.