SAFER Act of 2012 Seeks to Eliminate Rape Kit Backlog

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… » 12/05/12 12:40pm 12/05/12 12:40pm

RAINN Raises Cash, Lobbies For SAFER Act

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. » 11/22/10 1:57pm 11/22/10 1:57pm

Sexual Assault On Campus: Schools Don't Always Offer Much Assistance

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. » 12/04/09 3:40pm 12/04/09 3:40pm