New Program To Track Sexual Assault Kits

(Richmond)- The testing of sexual assault kits in Virginia will soon be easier to track. Attorney General Mark Herring says a new program is being launched that will allow survivors a way to track the kits at each step in the process, from hospitals to labs and back to law enforcement. Any collected kits not handled in a timely manner will be reported through the system. Herring says it’s a big step forward to empower survivors and improve transparency.