New Laws Speed Up Justice For Sexual Assault Victims

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Jae C. Hong / Associated Press
LAPD Police Recruits
Jae C. Hong / Associated Press

New Laws Speed Up Justice For Sexual Assault Victims

Illinois led the nation when it passed a law in 2010 mandating the submission and testing of all sexual assault evidence.

Last week, the governor signed into law new rules that expand on that landmark legislation, making it easier for victims to come forward and ensure law enforcement is better trained and more efficient when dealing with victims and evidence.

We talk about these important changes with Polly Poskin, the Executive Director of the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault.