White House, Manhattan DA Pledge $79M To Clear Rape Kit BacklogThe White House and New York City's district attorney are pledging a combined $79 million to help eliminate the backlog of untested rape kits nationwide.
Congress Poised To Dedicate $41 Million To Help End Backlog Of Rape KitsThe funding is included the $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill.
Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance's Office To Fund Rape Kit Testing NationallyExperts estimate hundreds of thousands of rape kits -- swabs and specimens gathered during exams victims undergo after attacks -- remain to be tested for genetic evidence that could identify, or eliminate, a suspect.
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.