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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Justice Department Issues Guidance Letter to State Courts Regarding
Their Obligation to Provide Language Access

Date: September 1, 2010
Contact: Jessica Cavey, Communications Specialist
877-739-3895 ext 119

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(Chicago) - The vast majority of DNA evidence collected from rape victims in Illinois cannot be confirmed as tested, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today and based on data collected across the state. 


A new law signed by Governor Pat Quinn this week makes Illinois the first state to require law enforcement officials to track and send this evidence to labs for DNA testing and could make Illinois a nationwide model, but the lack of funding for testing remains a source of concern.


August 6, 2010
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence & National Sexual Violence Resource Center

The FUNDING ALERT provides a synopsis of the available funding that can be used by individuals and/or agencies working to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center, in partnership with the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, the Victim Rights Law Center, and the National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault, is conducting a survey of advocates and attorneys throughout the United States to better understand the Public and Section 8 housing problems or barriers for sexual violence victims and survivors.  Responses will help to infor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The International Cruise Victims Association (ICV) applauds House passage today of the Cruise Line Safety Act of 2009 authored by Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui (D-CA) ensuring the safety of cruise ship passengers on the high seas.  The first measure of its kind, the approval of this legislation represents an historic step towards securing for all passengers the safety and security they need and deserve.

Date:                June 17, 2010
Contact:           Jessica Shomper, Communications Specialist
                        877-739-3895 ext 119
Source:     National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
National Sexual Violence Resource Center celebrates a decade of service
On Tuesday, June 22, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center will hold an open house to commemorate a decade of service to the sexual violence prevention field.


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