Tell Council Members to support a budget that helps survivors heal


August 25, 2017

SAFE is asking for your immediate help to make sure Austin City Council takes action to prioritize the needs of sexual assault survivors in our city. 

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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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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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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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Tell Your Council Member: Reopen APD’s DNA Lab.


August 20, 2016

UPDATE: On Sept. 12, Chief Acevedo announced that he would find funding within the existing fiscal year’s budget to fund the analysis of the current backlogged sexual assault related cases—and any incurred during the closure of APD’s DNA lab—while the lab remains closed. On Sept. 14,  the Austin City Council passed the 2017 budget, which included […]

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