FBI and NIJ Announce Partnership to Test More Rape Kits

A new partnership with two key organizations means bringing justice to even more survivors.

Senate Committee Affirms Longstanding Commitment to Addressing Rape Kit Backlogs

On Thursday, June 5, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a spending bill that addresses the nation’s rape kit backlog

Kilah’s Story Leads to Child Abuse Prevention Law

The Kilah Davenport Act of 2013 requires the Department of Justice to report on child abuse prevention laws in each state

House Moves to Renew Vital DNA Law

Provides federal funding to process the backlog of untested rape kits

RAINN Urges White House Task Force to Overhaul Colleges’ Treatment of Rape

The white house in Washington DC logoThe federal government should push colleges to improve the criminal justice response to rape, de-emphasize internal judicial boards, put in place bystander intervention and risk reduction programs, and ensure comprehensive care for victims, RAINN advised a new White House task force charged with creating a plan to reduce rape on college campuses.

Congress Approves Reforms to Address Sexual Assault in the Military

Congress has voted to strip commanders of the authority to overturn or modify findings and convictions of sexual assaults, one of more than 30 reforms aimed at reducing sexual assault in the military.

Justice Department Says DNA Backlog Continues

Public crime labs processed 10% more DNA cases in 2011 than in 2009, while demand for such tests grew by 16%, according to a new Justice Department report on the activities at 120 labs across the nation.

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