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Thursday, January 28, 2016

National Institute of Justice and FBI Release What is a Sexual Assault Kit?

Visit to view What is a Sexual Assault Kit?, a 2.5-minute video explaining what a sexual assault kit is and how investigators use it. Part of a series created by NIJ and the FBI Laboratory, it describes the NIJ-FBI partnership to test sexual assault kits not previously submitted to a forensics laboratory. This partnership is helping to shed light on the complexities of sexual assault evidence processing by using scientific methods to assess current practices and find new ones that improve the quality and speed of testing sexual assault kits.

To learn how law enforcement agencies can submit sexual assault kits to be tested, go to

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