BACKLOG OF UNTESTED RAPE KITS SUBJECT OF PANEL DISCUSSION
Natasha’s Justice Project is honored to join the California Center for Research on Women and Families for its 2014 Women’s Policy Summit. The focus of the summit is Advancing Women’s Health, Wealth and Power. One of the featured workshops at the summit will focus on the backlog of untested rape kits. Natasha will be serving as a member of the panel along with DA Nancy O’Malley, Assemblywoman Nancy Skinnner and Executive Director of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Sandra Henriquez.
For details on the summit or to register, clink the link below. We hope to see you there.
UNPROCESSED RAPE KITS IN THE NEWS
The media plays a vital role in exposing the backlog of unprocessed rape kits. At present, Natasha’s Justice Project is working with several media outlets across the nation in order to get the word out and increase public awareness. We recently stopped by WUSA9 – CBS, Washington, DC. You can catch the interview below.
CHECK OUT IMAGES OF OUR 2ND ANNUAL DRIVE FOR JUSTICE GOLF OUTING!
2ND ANNUAL “Stand Up for Natasha’s Justice Project” COMEDY SHOW A RESOUNDING SUCESS!
Pete and Brooke Bergen, Natasha’s Justice Project Team Washington DC, produced another outstanding night of comedy on Saturday, October 26th at the Kay Spiritual Center on the campus of American University. Hosted by Chinese Menu Comedy and AU in Motion, the show featured a Bollywood dance performance by AU in Motion along with comedians Jessica Brodkin, Pete Bergen and headliner Danny Rouhier. The event raised just over $3,000, along with raising awareness of the backlog of unprocessed rape kits and the work Natasha’s Justice Project is doing to eliminate it through education, advocacy and funding.
A special thank you goes out to our sponsors: Blue 44 Restaurant, Firelake Grill, Federal Lounge and Shenanigan’s Irish Pub.
Natasha and Pete were interviewed by several local radio and TV news programs. Check out WAMU’s radio host Lauren Landau interview with Natasha Alexenko and Pete Bergen:
SERVICE WITH A PURPOSE!
It was truly an honor to meet the amazing Michigan State Police Team. Justice for 8,000 survivors of sexual assault whose rape kits have been untested in Detroit is becoming a reality thanks to the determination of these amazing people. We are rooting for you!
TEXAS GET 11 MILLION TO ELIMINATE THEIR RAPE KIT BACKLOG
We applaud Texas’ efforts to end their backlog. We hope other states will follow suit.
HELP US RAISE MONEY TOWARDS ENDING THE BACKLOG OF UNPROCESSED RAPE KITS!
We are introducing an exciting and simple way for you to get involved. By clicking on the We-Care logo and signing up, you will allow NJP to receive donations when you shop online at no cost to you. It takes less than a minute to set up, and then it keeps on giving.
Backlog and NJP Featured in Newsday
NJP on Richard French Live
We would like to thank Richard French and the entire Regional News Network Team for their outstanding coverage of the Rape Kit Backlog.
NJP & Alameda County team up to end the backlog
On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, Natasha’s Justice Project (NJP) and the Alameda County District Attorney’s office announced a partnership to resolve the rape kit backlog in that jurisdiction, focusing on testing ALL rape kits and not just those where the identity of the perpetrator is unknown. Read More…
Backlog Elimination Project
As of February 28th, 2013, Natasha’s Justice Project received all application submissions from jurisdictions interested in the Backlog Elimination Project. NJP recognizes and appreciates the time and collaborative efforts which may have been required in order to successfully complete the Backlog Elimination Grant Application. The Backlog Project Committee has begun reviewing all applications. We are looking forward to the exciting process that lies ahead. Read more…
What can you do to help?
- Host a fundraiser! We’ve been blessed with comedy nights, film screenings, Etsy proceeds, and bake sales, the possibilities are endless! Contact Karen@NatashasJusticeProject.org for more details!
- Support Natasha’s Justice Project when you search the Web or shop online with Goodsearch .
- Will you help us spread the word? Tell your friends and family about our mission to end the rape kit backlog. You can find us on Facebook , Crowdrise and Twitter .
The mission of Natasha’s Justice Project is to eliminate the nation’s rape kit backlog crisis and empower survivors of sexual assault through education, advocacy and funding.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The tax ID number for Natasha’s Justice Project is 45-1534886.