Legislators Push For Processing Of Thousands Of Untested Rape KitsAssemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, and Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, Tuesday emphasized the importance of two pieces of legislation that aim to tackle a backlog of untested rape kits in California.
Santa Clara County Seeks Funding For Backlog Of Rape Evidence KitsSanta Clara County officials and employees who work closely with sexual assault survivors held a news conference at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose Wednesday morning to discuss the potential of speeding up testing of evidence kits to solve the cases.
Santa Clara County Supes Pass Sexual Assault Kit Analysis RecommendationThe Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously passed a recommendation from Supervisor Cindy Chavez requiring the District Attorney's Office to bring back current information on financing needed for the county's untested sexual assault kits.
Bill Aimed At Reducing Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits Passes CommitteeAt the State Capitol Friday, legislators took a big step towards helping rape victims get long overdue justice.
Rape Kit Backlog Bill Could Die Despite Overwhelming SupportSexual assault survivors gathered at the state capitol Tuesday to promote three pending bills in the legislature that aim to reduce rape kit backlog in the state.
Local Police Departments To Get Federal Funds For Rape Kit TestsCongressman Mike Honda announced that the upcoming federal budget will include $45 million to help law enforcement chip away at the national backlog in testing rape kits.
SF Misses Out On $2 Million In Grants To Clear Rape Kit BacklogThe kits help investigators solve sex crimes but San Francisco and many other cities have huge testing backlogs.
Gov. Brown Signs Legislation Ending Rape Kit BacklogMany women in California who have been traumatized by sexual assault may feel a sense of relief, knowing that law enforcement agencies will act much sooner to test rape kits after legislation was signed Tuesday by Gov. Brown.
Bill To End Backlog Of Rape Kit DNA Testing Passes Assembly CommitteeA bill by a Berkeley Assemblywoman that would provide timeframes for testing rape kits and entering the information into a national DNA database was unanimously approved by an Assembly committee Tuesday.