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Eliminating the Rape Kit Backlog: A Roundtable to Explore a Victim-Centered Approach
In response to growing concerns over a nationwide backlog of DNA evidence from sexual assault cases, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President, Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Bureau of Justice Assistance, and Office for Victims of Crime, convened a roundtable discussion on May 11 – 12, 2010 in Washington, DC. This meeting was an opportunity for key stakeholders to come together to explore innovative and victim-centered approaches to eliminating the backlog of rape kits in state and local jurisdictions and crime laboratories.
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Last Updated: 2/4/2019 4:16:59 PM
Keywords: Rape Kit, Victim, Backlog
 
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