Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation S7867-A in New York to establish a statewide rape kit tracking system that is critical for survivors to have access to justice. This tracking system will ensure that all survivors of sexual assault have access to information about the status and location of their kits.
“Survivors of sexual assault deserve support, compassion, agency, and justice, and we are committed to doing everything in our power to deliver the accountability they deserve,” Governor Hochul said. “This new tracking system will be a critical tool to empower survivors with the ability to track these kits, and supports our overall efforts to make New York State safer and more supportive for all.”
We are so grateful to Governor Hochul for protecting the rights of millions of survivors in the state of NY! A HUGE thank you to our NY organizers for their hard work and leadership. This law would not have been possible without them!
To learn more about the law, visit the NY State Senate website
Read more about the passing of S7867-A