The contents of a rape kit vary depending on the amount of evidence found on the victim.
Illinois State Police
May 25, 2018

Survivor Shares Experience With Rape Kit Testing

For this week’s Illinois Issues, we bring you a story about a measure that would train more nurses how to collect DNA evidence after a sexual assault for use in a criminal trial, often referred to as rape kits. Mary Cullen spoke with Melissa Souto about her experience undergoing the testing.

Sarah Powers-Barnhard (left) and Julie Romias (center) testify at the Senate hearing.
Blueroom Stream
May 23, 2018

Illinois Senate Tackles Sexual Assault In Youth Sports

More than 260 girls and young women came forward to tell their stories of sexual assault by former USA Olympic doctor Larry Nassar, who is currently serving multiple prison sentences for the abuse. The trial resulted in more than a prison sentence and settlement money for victims. It shined a light on the mishandling of sexual assault reports by young athletes. And last week, Illinois took center stage in this national issue.

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