Legislation Aims To Reduce Statewide Rape Kit Backlog

Despite a law passed in 2017 that allowed clearing of the rape kit backlog through crowd-funding, advocates say there’s still a substantial backlog of untested rape kits.

By Ryan PoppeMarch 1, 2019 9:30 am, , , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

Texas lawmakers want to end a backlog of untested rape kits. A bipartisan bill introduced Tuesday aimed to help thousands of women find justice and closure. The legislation was named after a sexual assault survivor who was denied justice after waiting decades for her evidence to be tested.

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