Joyful Heart Works To End Rape Kit Backlog
The Joyful Heart Foundation works to end the backlog of untested rape kits in America. The Federal Government estimates that there are hundreds of thousands of rape kits that remain untested for DNA in police and crime lab storage lockers.
On May 5, 2015 at 5:00 Eastern, Sarah Tofte, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy for the Joyful Heart Foundation will join me for a live discussion about the problem and the progress the organization is making.
Tune in here then to watch the interview.
The mission of the Joyful Heart Foundation:
Our mission is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues.
Sarah Tofte is an expert on criminal justice responses to violence against women and girls, including the rape kit backlog in the United States. Before she began work at the Joyful Heart Foundation, she was a senior researcher for Human Rights Watch, where she published reports on the rape kit backlogs in Los Angeles and Illinois.