Rape Kit Legislation is Working

7.31.2016
Rep. Scott Holcomb

Hello everyone:

I hope that you are enjoying your summer. I'm keeping busy and working hard, and I wanted to share with you this important story that appeared above the fold on the front page of today's AJC:http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local/childrens-rape-kits-languished-at-hospitals-for-ye/nr6wN/

This story is about the more than 200 rape kits that were found on the shelves at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). CHOA called GBI because of the rape kit legislation that I helped pass this year. Senate Bill 304 is making a difference.

I'm continuing to work on this issue and recently spent a day at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). We have too many incidents of sexual violence in our state, and we need to tackle the root causes and fix the system. This won't be done overnight, but SB 304 is a step in the right direction. It requires that all old rape kits be forwarded to GBI, and it sets forth timelines so this problem doesn't happen again.

Respectfully yours,

Scott



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