Rape Kit Backlog Legislation Passes Congress

Nation's key tool to eliminating rape kit backlog renewed through 2019

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.

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