Daily Archives: December 21, 2015

Tennessee Reduces Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits, Sets New Rules For Police

TBITennessee police departments have dramatically reduced their numbers of untested rape kits since a new state requirement took effect this year. Now a set of new written standards, finalized this week, will also govern how police take care of sexual assault survivors.

Researcher-Practitioner Partnership Is Addressing Issues of Unsubmitted Kits

Justice DeptThe National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has formed the NIJ-FBI Sexual Assault Kit Partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory in Quantico, VA, to help address one of the most difficult and complex issues facing our nation’s criminal justice system: sexual assault kits that have gone unsubmitted to forensic laboratories. Through the Partnership, the FBI Laboratory tests kits from law enforcement agencies and crime laboratories across the country to reduce the number of untested kits in the U.S.