Bill Requiring Website For Rape Survivors To Track Rape Kits Passes, Heads To GovernorA state senate bill requiring an online portal for rape survivors to track the status of their rape kits passed the assembly Thursday and headed to the governor’s desk for him to sign.
Mariska Hargitay Fights To End U.S. Backlog Of Untested Rape KitsMariska Hargitay said, “These are not kits sitting on the shelf, these are people's lives sitting on the shelf.”
Lawmakers A Step Closer To Finally Getting Thousands Of Rape Kits TestedJustice has been delayed for thousands of rape victims because their cases are literally sitting on a shelf.
CA Lawmakers A Step Closer To Finally Getting Thousands Of Rape Kits TestedTuesday, in a Senate Public Safety Committee hearing, a proposal to deal with California's backlog of rape kits got one step closer to becoming law.
Rape Kit Reporting Bill Fails In State SenateA bill to strengthen rape kit reporting requirements for police departments has failed to advance in the California Senate.
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.
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr Changes Tune, Will Process Backlog Of Rape KitsLast week, Chief Suhr said the department didn’t have the resources to get it done, saying the crime lab was already “maxed out.”
Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits Prompts Proposal From East Bay LawmakerAn unknown number of rape kits are sitting untested in crime labs throughout California, sometimes taking months or even years to process. To help rape victims get justice, a lawmaker from the East Bay has introduced legislation to speed up the process.
Alameda County Receives Grant To Reduce Rape Kit BacklogThe Alameda County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday that it has received a $1.5 million grant to reduce its backlog of unanalyzed rape kits.