New York Lawmakers Vote For Funding Needed To Clear State’s Rape Kit BacklogAfter decades of foot dragging, survivors of sexual assault may soon get the justice they deserve.
L.I. Organization Offering Grants To Help With Backlog Of Rape KitsAfter 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.
L.I. Sex Assault Survivor Leads Project Against RapistsNatasha 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.