This morning, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $41 million in its FY2015 Commerce, Justice and Science spending bill to address the rape kit backlog.
With a few simple actions, you can let your legislators know how important their work to address the rape kit backlog is to you.
The FY2015 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bill that the House of Representatives released on Tuesday includes $36 million to address rape kit backlogs across the country.
We the undersigned advocates, members of law enforcement and prosecutors write today to ask that you join us in our effort to give survivors the justice they deserve.
For the first time, the White House has dedicated funding that will provide cities across the country with the vital resources they need to help end the nationwide rape kit backlog.
Supporters sign over 400 letters calling for comprehensive, compassionate and victim-centered rape kit reform.
On May 20, 2010, Mariska testified before the United States House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security on the backlog of untested rape kits in this country.