Natasha Alexenko

Natasha Alexenko (file / credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)

L.I. Organization Offering Grants To Help With Backlog Of Rape Kits

After finding out there are at least 400,000 rape kits sitting on shelves waiting to be tested, a Long Island organization plans to offer grants to help tackle the problem.



Long Island-Based Nonprofit Group To Study Rape Kit Backlog

Natasha’s Justice Project, based on Long Island, believes there could be as many as 180,000 untested rape kits in the U.S., said founder Natasha Alexenko.


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L.I. Sex Assault Survivor Leads Project Against Rapists

Natasha Alexenko, sexual assault survivor who waited 15 years to see her assailant brought to justice, insists authorities often have the evidence to convict predators, but it goes untested for years.