Caleb Rowden

Caleb Rowden

JEFFERSON CITY — Legislators wanting to help tackle the state’s backlog of sexual assault evidence kits identified money for that purpose during a Senate Appropriations Committee this week.

The committee dedicated $3 million in federal funds to the Attorney General’s Office, which would be obtained by applying for grant money through the U.S. Department of Justice. The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative provides money to states to inventory and test kits and provide resources to victims of sexual assault.The effort was spearheaded by Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, who proposed the amendment to the budget on Wednesday.

  • Tyler is a State Government Reporter at the Columbia Missourian. Contact him at tylerwornell@mail.missouri.edu or 816-830-3474

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