Joyful Heart Foundation Releases Study on Victim Notification

For Immediate Release: April 7, 2016
Contact: Melissa Schwartz, media@endthebacklog.org

“Navigating Notification” includes years of research to share best practices and lessons learned

Victim Notification Best Practices: Why They Matter

The majority of sexual assault and victims’ rights organizations around the United States support universal testing of rape kits. They have spoken for themselves, and we must now listen. What happens next?

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.

Take Action: Urge Congress to Provide $36 Million to Help End the 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.

House of Reps Committee Appropriates $36m for Rape Kit Reform

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.

A Letter to the Members of the U.S. Congress

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.

Exciting News from the White House

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.

Letter-writing effort calls for federal reform

Supporters sign over 400 letters calling for comprehensive, compassionate and victim-centered rape kit reform.

Testifying Before Congress on the Rape Kit Backlog

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.

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