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(Sep 07, 2016)
Pa. state Rep. Brandon Neuman joined Auditor General Eugene DePasquale at a Capitol news conference to announce that an eight-month review of the state’s backlogged rape kits has shown inadequate communication to local law enforcement agencies, errors in the Department of Health’s (DOH) report of kits and resource shortages that could lead to delayed justice for rape victims.
The 67-page special report features three observations and 10 recommendations, including one calling for stakeholders to convene immediately to address resource shortages and insufficient communication that is preventing the Sexual Assault Testing and Evidence Collection Act (Act 27 of 2015) from being fully carried out. Neuman sponsored the legislation (H.B. 272) that became Act 27 of 2015. Read more