DOJ completes review of sexual assault kit tests

DOJ completes review of sexual assault kit tests

Attorney General Brad Schimel announced Thursday that the Wisconsin Department of Justice completed its review of previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits.

The Wisconsin DOJ has had a backlog of 4,000 untested sexual assault kits since 2014, which were completed in late August, according to DOJ release. Reviews of these results were completed Sept. 28. The Wisconsin DOJ’s Wisconsin’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative has also been awarded $1 million to continue improving their response to sexual assaults.

The funds will allow WiSAKI to better compile and leverage data from kits, provide training for local prosecutors and support additional analysis by the state crime lab.

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