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California attorney general announces grant to aid law enforcement in submitting sexual assault evidence

Posted at 10:34 AM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 13:34:51-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — California Attorney General Becerra today announced a new grant program to aid law enforcement in submitting and testing sexual assault evidence.

A total of $2 million has been made available to facilitate this program.

The grant's purpose is to help secure resources in submitting sexual assault evidence.

"Justice delayed is justice denied. That should never haunt a survivor of sexual violence," said Becerra. “This grant will help our law enforcement partners across the state secure resources they need to submit sexual assault evidence for testing. We all have to work together to get this done, to bring justice to victims of sexual assault. I encourage leaders across the state to join us in this effort by applying now for this grant.”

Any local law enforcement agency withing California can apply for these funds, but an application to the Department of Justice is due by June 1.

Check here for more information about the grant program and how to apply.