A crucial new law was enacted on behalf of survivors in Massachusetts recently. It mandates the storage of sexual assault evidence collection kits for 15 years, the statue of limitations for rape. Prior to this, kits were automatically stored for six months and it would be up to the survivor to decide whether or not to extend the storage. This new law takes that burden away from survivors.
The work doesn't end now, though. We need to take this momentum and continue to advocate for laws that support survivors.