“With the full support of our prosecutors, investigators, and social workers behind her, this survivor took the stand in an immense act of courage – as did the defendant’s brave stepdaughter, who testified about her own abuse at her stepfather’s hands.”
“Carolina Holderness reminds us, it’s not about someone who’s held captive in someone’s basement. We see trafficking victims every day, but we just don’t know it. They may be clearing the table at the restaurant where you’re dining, or doing your nails at a nearby spa.”
Thank you for the opportunity to speak today about DA Vance’s strategies to combat sexual violence in the workplace, specifically within New York City Correctional Facilities.
DA Vance announced the results of a $38M investment in ending the rape kit backlog across the country at a press conference and day-long summit. The afternoon panels feature sexual assault survivors, law enforcement, advocates, and elected officials.
DA Vance announced the results of our $38M investment in testing the rape kit backlog across the country. He was joined by survivors, advocates, and elected officials from across the country.