Sexual Assault

Untested Sexual Assault Kits

The National Center for Victims of Crime and the US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women are hosting a webinar, Untested Sexual Assault Kits: Improving the Response to Victims Through Research and Technical Assistance Projects. The session will be held June 27th at 3:30 pm ET.

From the site:

Learn about the National Center for Victims of Crime’s grant from the Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department of Justice, to conduct a three-year training and technical assistance program to ensure that the effort to reduce the backlog of untested sexual assault kits (SAKs) includes a victim-centered system response and service provision. Ms. Knecht will review the goals of the project and the resources that will be available from the National Center. Hear about the National Institute of Justice’s Action Research Project to examine the issue of untested sexual assault kits and to develop evidence-based practices that can be shared with jurisdictions also facing this problem. Ms. Rose will discuss the goals of the research project and will inform participants about the progress of the two grantee sites—Wayne County, Michigan and the city of Houston, Texas.