Welcome to the DNA Resource Center

We are committed to raising awareness about the importance of forensic DNA as a tool to help solve and prevent crime and bring justice to victims.

Rape Kit Action Project

The Rape Kit Action Project (RKAP) is a collaboration of the National Center for Victims of Crime, Natasha’s Justice Project, and the Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN). We have joined forces to address our nation’s untested sexual assault kit (SAK) problem by promoting laws that ensure unsubmitted rape kits are accounted for and analyzed and new rape kits are sent for testing in an expeditious manner.  RKAP aims to help other states across the country follow the successes of Illinois and Texas, which have mandatory SAK testing laws.

If you are interested in pursuing legislation to address untested SAKs in your community, email info@testallkits.org or call Ilse Knecht at 646-620-5270.

Rape Kit Action Project Fact Sheet


NATIONAL VICTIM ADVOCATES CALL ON GOVERNOR BROWN TO SIGN IMPORTANT SEXUAL ASSAULT EVIDENCE BILL

Rape Kit Action Project coalition members join with California advocates to support AB 1517

Read the letter to Governor Jerry Brown

Read the Rape Kit Action Project press release

Sign the petition


Webinar: Untested Rape Kits: the Issue, the Impact, and the Response

This webinar is completed. Download the presentation here.

The Rape Kit Action Project is pleased to announce a free webinar about our nation’s untested sexual assault kit problem. Attendees will develop an understanding of the scope of the problem, commonly-used terminology and definitions (e.g. “backlog” vs. “untested” kits), and federal and state policy initiatives underway to process evidence, hold perpetrators accountable, and bring answers to victims. Hear first-hand from a sexual assault survivor and advocate about the human impact of this problem.

Speakers:

Natasha Alexenko, founder of Natasha's Justice Project

Ilse Knecht, Director, DNA Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime

Rebecca O’Conner, Vice President, Public Policy, RAINN


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