Austin Council: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month


October 7, 2016

With the proclamation that October be Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Council joined advocates, police, and the community in recognizing the impact of DV

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We did it! Austin City Council funds APD DNA lab


September 15, 2016

With an outpouring of support, we have achieved a major victory in our efforts to reopen APD’s DNA lab and end the backlog of rape kits.

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APD’s pledge to clear rape kit backlog a ‘great first step’


September 13, 2016

SAFE appreciates yesterday’s statement by the APD that they will find the money within its existing budget to resolve the sexual assault kit backlog.

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Andrea Ricuarte addressees Council on Austin rape kits


September 12, 2016

Watch advocate and first responder Andrea Ricuarte’s testimony during the Sept. 1 Austin City Council meeting.

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Paula Marks delivers testimony to Austin Council


September 12, 2016

Paula Marks was among the advocates, survivors, and community member who asked Austin City Council members to adopt budget amendments PS1.04 and PS1.07.

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Austinite demands Council assist survivors


September 12, 2016

Like many speakers at the Sept. 1 Austin City Council meeting, this Austinite asked council members find funds to reopen the APD’s DNA lab.

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Amy Alanis asks city to prioritize sexual assault survivors


September 12, 2016

With the efforts of advocates like Amy Alanis and others who bravely shared their stories with Austin City Council on Sept. 1, APD is taking action.

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SAFE CEO Kelly White addresses Austin Council


September 10, 2016

SAFE CEO Kelly White joined speakers at the Sept. 1 Austin Council meeting to demand council members take action to reopen the APD’s DNA lab.

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Sexual assault survivors demand council reopen DNA lab


September 2, 2016

Last night, Austin City Council listened to the community demand the APD’s DNA lab be reopened and the city’s backlog of untested rape kits be examined.

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Team FX makes Austin Marathon a giving event


August 26, 2016

People are racing to give to ACS. The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon are nearly six months away, but Team FX is already gearing up for the Feb. 19 run.

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