Over the last few years, there has been an emergence of “at-home” or “early evidence collection” sexual assault forensic testing kits being marketed by for-profit companies. These kits are targeted primarily at college-age women as a way to self-collect DNA after a sexual assault. While these kits are promoted as a private and easily acquired service, they do not provide the needed medical care and other services following a sexual assault that are made available for free when exams are performed in a hospital or medical center. To understand the limitations of these kits, VALOR has compiled a list of frequently asked questions. Download the FAQ here.