Press Releases

2017

April 24, 2017
Oklahoma Takes Important First Step Toward Rape Kit Reform

April 7, 2017
Idaho Takes Another Step in Rape Kit Reform

March 30, 2017
Joyful Heart Foundation: New Jersey Cities Hindering Efforts to Uncover Rape Kit Backlogs

March 30, 2017
Joyful Heart Foundation: Gary is Hindering Efforts to Uncover Rape Kit Backlogs

March 20, 2017
Joyful Heart Foundation Applauds Passage of Arizona Bill to Reform Rape Kit Policies

March 20, 2017
Joyful Heart Foundation Applauds Passage of New Mexico Bills to Eliminate State's Rape Kit Backlog

March 8, 2017
Joyful Heart Foundation: Utah is a Model of Bipartisan Cooperation on Rape Kit Reform

February 2, 2017
Joyful Heart Foundation Applauds Movement of Albuquerque Bills to Implement Rape Kit Reform 

2016

November 29, 2016
Joyful Heart Foundation Applauds New York Law to Increase Accountability, Transparency for Sexual Assault Survivors

October 20, 2016
Joyful Heart Foundation Commends Passage of Massachusetts Bill to Increase Transparency for Sexual Assault Survivors

September 26, 2016
Joyful Heart Foundation Applauds $38 Million Awarded to Support Comprehensive Rape Kit Reform

June 17, 2016
Joyful Heart Foundation Applauds Passage of New York State Bills to Implement Comprehensive Rape Kit Reform

May 3, 2016
Joyful Heart Foundation Applauds Passage of Hawai‘i Bill to Implement Comprehensive Rape Kit Reform

April 7, 2016
Joyful Heart Foundation's New Study on Victim Notification

April 7, 2016
Joyful Heart Foundation Releases First-of-its-Kind Study on Victim Notification as Park of Work to End the Rape Kit Backlog

March 29, 2016
Joyful Heart Foundation Applauds Washington Bill to Implement Comprehensive Rape Kit Reform

March 25, 2016
Joyful Heart Foundation Applauds Passage of Kentucky Bill to Implement Comprehensive Rape Kit Reform

March 25, 2016
Joyful Heart Foundation Applauds Work of Georgia Legislators, Advocates in Passage of Comprehensive Rape Kit Reform

March 4, 2016
Joyful Heart Foundation Applauds Passage of Florida Bill to Implement Comprehensive Rape Kit Reform

March 4, 2016
Joyful Heart Foundation Applauds Passage of Virginia Bill to Implement Comprehensive Rape Kit Reform

March 4, 2016
Joyful Heart Foundation Applauds Passage of Oregon Bill to Implement Comprehensive Rape Kit Reform

February 11, 2016
Joyful Heart Foundation Applauds Hawaii Legislation to Address Rape Kit Backlog

February 9, 2016
Joyful Heart Foundation Welcomes President Obama's Inclusion of $41 Million for Rape Kit Reform in Budget Request

January 20, 2016
Joyful Heart Foundation and Partners File Amicus Brief in Ohio Case That Could Undermine Justice for Rape Survivors

2015

December 16, 2015
Joyful Heart Foundation Praises Inclusion of $45 Million for Rape Kit Reform in Federal Spending Bill

September 10, 2015
Joyful Heart Foundation Celebrates Nearly $80 Million Awarded to Support Comprehensive Rape Kit Reform

June 11, 2015
U.S. Senate Committee Approves $41 Million for Rape Kit Reform

June 3, 2015
House Approves $45 Million for Rape Kit Reform

May 19, 2015
Joyful Heart Releases New Data on Rape Kit Backlogs in Five U.S. Cities

May 13, 2015
House of Representatives Committee Includes Full Funding for Rape Kit Reform

April 1, 2015        
Joyful Heart Applauds New Funding to Help Address National Rape Kit Backlog

March 10, 2015
Department of Justice Releases Solicitations for New Rape Kit Reform Initiative

February 2, 2015
Joyful Heart Applauds President's Investment in Rape Kit Reform

2014

December 9, 2014
Joyful Heart Foundation: Sexual Assault Survivors Given Hope in Congressional Spending Bill

November 12, 2014
JHF to Partner with Manhattan DA on New Initiative to Help End the Rape Kit Backlog

October 3, 2014
Joyful Heart Releases Data on Rape Kit Backlogs in Four U.S. Cities

September 18, 2014
Joyful Heart Foundation Reacts to Senate's Recess Without Funding Rape Kit Reform

August 15, 2014
Joyful Heart Foundation Applauds NIJ/FBI Partnership to Address Rape Kit Backlog; Urges Senate to Approve Critical Funding

June 3, 2014
Senate Appropriations Provides $41 Million for Rape Kit Reform

May 27, 2014
MSNBC to Focus on Rape Kit Backlog in Week-Long Segment

May 5, 2014
ICYMI: House Appropriations Provides $36 Million for Rape Kit Reform

April 16, 2014
Rape Kit Backlog Advocacy Website Nominated for Webby Award

March 5, 2014
New White House Grant Program Offers Resources, Proven Solutions to End the Rape Kit Backlog

2013

November 7, 2013
New Rape Kit Backlog Resource from the Joyful Heart Foundation

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