Following the SAFER ACT: Reactions from Natasha’s Justice Project

njp-us capitolWhile national policies and procedures to determine exact numbers of untested rape kits may not yet exist, the upcoming year brings hope that this will be a problem of the past.

Natasha’s Justice Project (NJP) is eagerly watching Representative Ted Poe (R-Texas) and Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) work together to introduce the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Registry or SAFER Act.  The SAFER Act would use already existing federal funding to help law enforcement officials process untested, backlogged rape kits.

In July 2012, Rep. Poe read Natasha’s story on the House of Representatives floor. NJP has proudly supported Rep. Poe on bipartisan platforms such as victim’s advocacy and of course, the SAFER Act and looks forward to continued endorsements.

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