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

Date/Time: 
02/13/2013 - 1:00pm
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The National Center for Victims of Crime
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Ilse Knecht
Contact Phone: 
646-620-5270
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iknecht@ncvc.org
Description: 

Hear from 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. Presenter: Martha Bashford, Chief of the Manhattan District Attorney's Sex Crimes Unit.

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