Today, Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Congresspeople Ted Poe (TX-02) and Carolyn Maloney (D-14) will hold a press conference to discuss the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Registry (SAFER) Act of 2012. The bipartisan no-cost bill targets rape kit backlogs, helping law enforcement log…
The Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Registry (SAFER) Act would allocate some $10 million to targeting the rape kit backlog which, in the words of RAINN president Scott Berkowitz, is "a crazy situation." And that's why RAINN is lobbying for it.
Being raped or sexually assaulted should not happen at institutions of higher learning. Unfortunately, many young women learn that their colleges and universities are unequipped to prevent sexual violence - and reporting the action could prompt a wall of silence.