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Grant to help reduce the sexual assault kit backlog in Nevada

Posted at 4:15 PM, Oct 05, 2016
Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Nevada has received two additional federal grants to help address the backlog of untested sexual assault kits in the State.
In addition to one federal grant awarded in 2015, the Office of the Nevada Attorney General has secured a total of three federal grants on behalf of the state of Nevada toward its untested sexual assault kit initiative.
In the spring of 2016, the Office of the Nevada Attorney General applied for two additional grants in order to augment funds and resources AG Laxalt previously secured to address the state’s backlog of untested sexual assault kits.
The first grant of $1,962,414 was awarded by the Bureau of Justice Association to increase investigative and prosecutorial resources throughout the state in response to the sexual assault kit backlog.
These additional resources will help resolve Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) hits and provide a statewide assessment of current policies and practices of response to sexual assault and its victims.
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