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New York City’s Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Project: Lessons Learned

February 13, 2013 1:00 PM - February 13, 2013 2:00 PM

Hear from Martha Bashford, the chief of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Sex Crimes Unit, about New York City’s “Backlog Project,” through which 17,000 previously-unexamined sexual assault evidence kits were outsourced for DNA analysis. Ms. Bashford will discuss why NYC decided to test every backlogged rape kit, lessons learned along the way, and some of the cases they solved through the Project. 
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