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The goal of the DNA Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to ensure victim service and allied professionals have accurate and up-to-date information so that they are able to provide informed and sensitive guidance to victims whose cases involve DNA evidence. Learn More.
April 25, 2013
Today Congress applauded the discovery of the DNA double helix 60 years ago. During Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Crime Victims' Rights Week, DNA Day celebrates the progress we have made in providing justice for victims.
Visit the DNA Resource Center training page for upcoming events and materials from past training events.
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Visit our DNA Resources page for reports, awareness materials, and helpful links on forensic DNA.
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See answers to Frequently Asked Questions for victim service providers about forensic DNA.
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Read interviews with survivors, innovative programs, and dedicated individuals working to secure justice for victims through their use of forensic DNA.
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Read our report Sexual Assault Kit Backlogs: Survivor Perspectives from the Sexual Assault Kit Survivors' Roundtable held in Washington, DC. The Roundtable was part of the National Center’s project to ensure that backlog reduction efforts are informed by survivors and developed around their needs.
Click HERE to read this report.
Across the country, jurisdictions are moving to process previously untested sexual assault kits (SAKS), some of which had remained untested for decades. When such testing results in further investigation or the reopening of cases, victims may need counseling or other services to cope with the impact of the retesting.
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