rape kit backlog
Public Hospitals in NYC Have Destroyed Over 800 Rape Kits Since 2012
New York has no statute of limitations for reporting rape—but public hospitals are only required to keep rape kits for 30 days. Because of this loophole, advocates say, victims still have an unfairly small window for seeking justice.
Rape Survivors Are Suing to Have Their Rape Kits Processed
Heather Marlowe's rape kit wasn't processed for two years after her assault. Now, she's suing the San Francisco Police Department for how they handled her case.