Rape kits can take 12 months to process in Illinois

Rape kits can take 12 months to process in Illinois
Rape kits can take 12 months to process in Illinois

Rape kits can take 12 months to process in Illinois

A recent USA Today investigation shows that there’s a huge backlog of rape kits across the country. The number is staggering — at least 70,000 kits that have been submitted have yet to be processed according to the paper. It turns out that Illinois is better-than-average when it comes to processing rape kits, but advocates say it can still take up to a year for the results to come back. For more on this, we turn to Sharmili Majmudar, executive director of Chicago-based Rape Victim Advocates.