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New report outlines obstacles in processing rape kits




One example of the rape kits that are available to victims
One example of the rape kits that are available to victims

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In 2005 Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act, which required that victims of sexual assault did not have to file a police report in order to get a rape kit exam. 

The law was aimed at breaking down barriers for victims. But a new report from the Urban Institute suggests that while many people have been able to have rape kits done free of charge, many still face obstacles. 

Dr. Janine Zweig, senior fellow at the Urban Institute and one of the study's authors, joins the show to explain what complications remain in processing and handling rape kits.