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New National Initiative on Rape Kits

May 21st, 2010
Armen Keteyian
Almost a year ago, CBS News broadcast a two part series on a five month investigation into tens of thousands of untested rape kits nationwide.
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Heal the Healers Profile: Sarah Tofte

Sarah Tofte is a researcher on sexual violence for Human Rights Watch who wrote last year’s report exposing the rape kit backlog in Los Angeles and across the country.
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Lobbying to reduce the Rape Kit Backlog

March 24th, 2010
Laura Strickler
This week, Valerie Neumann, a rape victim who was profiled in a CBS News investigation into the national rape kit backlog, is pounding the halls of Congress asking dozens of lawmakers to support legislation that will require DNA from all rape kits to be tested.
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'SVU' star Mariska Hargitay joins forces with pros to revamp DNA evidence tool for rape victims

October 22nd, 2009
Patrick O'Shaughnessy
A new kit for collecting forensic evidence from rape victims will be unveiled today - the first revamping of the crucial tool in 20 years.
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