Attorney General Kamala Harris
On Wed., California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the end to the rape kit backlog that had previously delayed the analysis of evidence collected through forensic examinations. AG Harris has made the issue of the rape kit backlog one of her priorities. In her statement, Harris stated that the California Department of Justice will now be able to analyze routine DNA evidence in 30 days, which is up to four times faster than before the backlog had been eliminated.
CALCASA would like to thank the Attorney General for her continued dedication to working to get justice for survivors of sexual assault, as well as everyone who worked to bring these important issues to the attention of state officials.
To read AG Harris’ press release, visit the Office of the Attorney General