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Sexual assault survivors can now track their rape kits in most states

BY: - September 8, 2023

It can take hours for a sexual assault victim to undergo the multiple swabs, hair samples, blood and urine collections, and other invasive procedures of a sexual assault examination. And then it can take months, sometimes years, for investigators to process that evidence kit. But now, responding to demands from survivors and their advocates, more […]

AG Josh Stein asks for $9 million to eliminate sexual assault testing kit backlog

BY: - May 18, 2021

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein called for more funding to process sexual assault testing kits at a joint press conference with Republican state legislators Tuesday. An audit of sexual assault testing kits by local law enforcement agencies in 2017 found a significant backlog — more than 15,000 kits were untested. In 2019, the bipartisan […]