Virginia Rape Kit Testing Status

Yani Yancey filed this request with the Virginia Department of Forensic Science of Virginia .
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From: Yani Yancey

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I am requesting access to electronic copies of the number of all unprocessed PERK Kits aka Rape kits in Virginia . In other words, all Perk kits in the Commonwealth that have yet to test for DNA evidence. Please also include the name or agencies or jurisdictions that have not yet submitted PERK Kits information. Per a bill signed into law by Governor McAuliffe, the Physical Evidence Recovery Kit (PERK) Inventory is mandated by Senate Bill 658. The inventory deadline was set for February 1.

If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act.

I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges (and calculation method) in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Yani Yancey

From: Curtis, Amy (DFS)

Ms. Yancey:

I would like clarification of your FOIA request. Could you please contact me to discuss?

Thank you.

Amy M. Curtis
Department Counsel
Department of Forensic Science
700 N. 5th St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Ph: (804) 786-6848
Fax: (804) 786-6857

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From: Curtis, Amy (DFS)

The Virginia Department of Forensic Science (DFS or the Department) has received your request, submitted March 11, 2015, under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for “the number of all unprocessed PERK Kits aka Rape kits in Virginia,” as well as the “name or agencies or jurisdictions that have not yet submitted PERK Kits information.” As we discussed today by telephone, your request for “the number of all unprocessed PERK Kits aka Rape kits in Virginia” would include the number of Physical Evidence Recovery Kits (PERKs) that have been submitted for and are awaiting testing at the Department of Forensic Science, as well as those PERK kits that were not submitted for testing and are the subject of the inventory required under SB 658. In our conversation today, you indicated that your intent was to request information to date for the Physical Evidence Recovery Kit (PERK) inventory currently underway pursuant to Senate Bill 658.

As of 3:00 p.m. today (March 18, 2015), the total number of PERK kits reported is 2,360. Those criminal justice agencies that have not yet responded to the inventory are listed below.

Abingdon Police Department
Alberta Police Department
Amherst Police Department
Appalachia Police Department
Big Stone Gap Police Department
Bloxom Police Department
Bluefield Police Department
Boones Mill Police Department
Bowling Green Police Department
Boykins Police Department
Bridgewater College Police Department
Bridgewater Police Department
Brodnax Police Department
Brookneal Police Department
Burkeville Police Department
Cedar Bluff Police Department
Central Virginia Community College Police Department
Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Police Department
Chase City Police Department
Chilhowie Police Department
Clarksville Police Department
Clifton Forge Police Department
Clinchco Police Department
Clintwood Police Department
Craigsville Police Department
Crewe Police Department
Eastern Shore Community College Police Department
Eastville Police Department
Elkton Police Department
Franklin Police Department
Gate City Police Department
Germanna Community College Police Department
Glasgow Police Department
Glen Lyn Police Department
Gordonsville Police Department
Gretna Police Department
Grundy Police Department
Halifax Police Department
Hallwood Police Department
Hampton University Police Department
Hillsville Police Department
Honaker Police Department
Hurt Police Department
Iron Gate Police Department
Jonesville Police Department
Kenbridge Police Department
La Crosse Police Department
Lebanon Police Department
Lexington Police Department
Liberty University Police Department
Middletown Police Department
Montross Police Department
Mount Jackson Police Department
Narrows Police Department
Newsoms Police Department
Norfolk State University Police Department
Norton Police Department
Onancock Police Department
Parksley Police Department
Patrick Henry Community College Police Department
Pembroke Police Department
Pennington Gap Police Department
Piedmont Virginia Community College Campus Police Department
Pocahontas Police Department
Pound Police Department
Quantico Police Department
Remington Police Department
Rocky Mount Police Department
Rural Retreat Police Department
Saltville Police Department
Saxis Police Department
Shenandoah Police Department
South Hill Police Department
Southwest Virginia Community College Police Department
Stanley Police Department
Strasburg Police Department
Tangier Police Department
Tazewell Police Department
Thomas Nelson Community College Police Department
Virginia Port Authority Police Department
Virginia Tech Police Department
Warsaw Police Department
Waverly Police Department
Weber City Police Department
White Stone Police Department

Accomack County Sheriff's Office
Albemarle County Sheriff`s Office
Alleghany County Sheriff`s Office
Amelia County Sheriff's Office
Amherst County Sheriff's Office
Bedford County Sheriff's Office
Charlotte County Sheriff`s Office
Charlottesville City Sheriff’s Office
Chesapeake City Sheriff's Office
Chesterfield County Sheriff`s Office
Colonial Heights City Sheriff`s Office
Cumberland County Sheriff`s Office
Dickenson County Sheriff`s Office
Falls Church City Sheriff`s Office
Fauquier County Sheriff's Office
Floyd County Sheriff's Office
Greensville County Sheriff`s Office
Hampton City Sheriff's Office
Henrico County Sheriff's Office
Highland County Sheriff's Office
Isle of Wight County Sheriff`s Office
King & Queen County Sheriff`s Office
Lee County Sheriff's Office
Lynchburg City Sheriff's Office
Martinsville Sheriff's Office
Middlesex County Sheriff`s Office
Nelson County Sheriff's Office
Newport News City Sheriff`s Office
Norton City Sheriff's Office
Portsmouth City Sheriff's Office
Radford City Sheriff's Office
Richmond City Sheriff's Office
Roanoke City Sheriff's Office
Roanoke County Sheriff's Office
Suffolk City Sheriff's Office
Surry County Sheriff's Office
Sussex County Sheriff's Office
Virginia Beach City Sheriff`s Office
Warren County Sheriff's Office
Waynesboro City Sheriff's Office

Danville Adult Detention Center
New River Valley Regional Jail
Newport News Department of Adult Corrections
Piedmont Regional Jail
Rappahannock Regional Jail
Western Tidewater Regional Jail
Western Virginia Regional Jail

Department of Juvenile Justice
Roanoke Regional Airport Commission
Virginia Department of Alcohol Beverage Control
Virginia Department of Charitable Gaming
Virginia Lottery Department
Virginia Marine Resources Commission

Please note that the Department anticipates that additional responses will be received. While the Department set a deadline of February 1, 2015 for law enforcement agencies to submit their inventories, DFS is continuing to receive inventories and the number of PERK kits may continue to change. The Department anticipates that between now and July 1, 2015, we will be requesting and receiving additional responses from the agencies above, and we will be seeking additional information from many of the agencies that have already responded. The complete results of the inventory which will include information in addition to the number of kits, will be reported to the General Assembly by July 1, 2015.

Amy M. Curtis
Department Counsel
Department of Forensic Science
700 N. 5th St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Ph: (804) 786-6848
Fax: (804) 786-6857

The information in this email and any attachments may be confidential and privileged. Access to this email by anyone other than the intended addressee is unauthorized. If you are not the intended recipient (or the employee or agent responsible for delivering this information to the intended recipient) please notify the sender by reply email and immediately delete this email and any copies from your computer and/or storage system. The sender does not authorize the use, distribution, disclosure or reproduction of this email (or any part of its contents) by anyone other than the intended recipient(s). No representation is made that this email and any attachments are free of viruses. Virus scanning is recommended and is the responsibility of the recipient.

From: Yani Yancey

Thank you, Ms. Custis!

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