Joyful Heart Foundation Reacts to Senate’s Recess Without Funding Rape Kit Reform

Politics in the U.S. Congress have stalled new, critical funding to address the nation’s rape kit backlog.

Senate Continues Landmark Reforms | TAKE ACTION

This morning, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $41 million in its FY2015 Commerce, Justice and Science spending bill to address the rape kit backlog.

Senate Committee Appropriates $41m for Rape Kit Reform

This new initiative will enable communities to develop a thorough approach to rape kit testing, investigation and prosecution of sexual violence, training for law enforcement and services for survivors.

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