ENDTHEBACKLOG News: November 2015

Memphis Sexual Assault Kit Summit

In October, Joyful Heart was proud to attend and give the keynote speech at the second annual Sexual Assault Kit Summit for Cities, hosted by the Memphis Sexual Assault Kit Task Force. Over 26 jurisdictions from 15 states came together to share and discuss strategies and best practices for addressing their rape kit backlogs. Joyful Heart's Director of Policy and Advocacy takes us inside the summit.

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Inside Kentucky's Statewide Audit of Untested Rape Kits

In September, Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen announced the findings of his office's statewide count of untested kits. In an ENDTHEBACKLOG exclusive, he shares about the auditing process, partnerships built and critical next steps.

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Lessons Learned from the Texas Experience

It's estimated that hundreds of thousands of rape kits sit in police evidence facilities, awaiting testing. Texas Department of Public Safety Assistant Director Skylor Hearn shares key take-aways from the Texas experience.

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