Daily Archives: October 2, 2014

Federal Grant Program to Help Reduce Backlog of Rape Kits Renewed

Debbie SmithMonday, President Obama signed a bipartisan bill into law that protects sexual assault victims. The Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2014 reauthorizes a federal grant program for state and local governments to reduce the backlog of rape kits through 2019. The program was set to expire Tuesday.