AG Gets Federal Grant To Test Rape Kits

The Attorney General’s Office won a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to inventory, test and help investigate the state’s backlog of sexual assault kits, which provide DNA evidence for sexual assault investigations. The grant, part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, will fund a team within the Attorney General’s Office dedicated to processing the backlogged sexual assault kits and training law enforcement. The three-year grant will end in September 2020.