Amanda Nguyen changed how the US handles sexual assaults
State Department official Amanda Nguyen drove forward the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Rights Act after fighting not to have her own rape kit destroyed
The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Rights Act (was signed)
draws from legal rights that already exist in patchwork form in different states across the county.
It requires steps to ensure that people who have been sexually assaulted have access to a trained sexual assault counselor and comprehensive information about victims’ legal options.
For individuals who submit to a rape kit, the bill would give them the right to know the location of the evidence, whether the kit has been tested, and the test results.
The bill guarantees these rights whether or not the person reports the crime to law enforcement or agrees to press charges.
It also creates a task force to examine how well the changes are implemented, to include representatives from diverse communities and advocacy backgrounds.
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