‘11,000 to Zero’ campaign seeks those affected by Detroit’s rape kit backlog

Sexual assault survivors who submitted rape kits in Detroit between 1984 and 2009 are the focus of the effort.

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The Wayne County Prosecutor’s office has launched the “11,000 to Zero” campaign as part of its rape kits backlog review.

In 2009, an Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor discovered a warehouse containing 11,341 rape kits, dating back to 1984, that had never been tested. Last month, the prosecutor’s office announced that all of those kits have now been tested.

Sexual assault survivors who had rape kits performed between 1984 and 2009 may find out the status of their case confidentially by visiting www.MyRapeKit.com or calling (313) 224-4111.

“We want people to know that we think their case still matters, we still care about them, we still want to bring them justice.” — Kym Worthy, Wayne County Prosecutor


Listen: Why the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office launched the “11,000 to Zero” campaign.

 


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Prosecutor Kym Worthy serves as prosecutor for Wayne County. She says her office launched the initiative to try and contact as many survivors as possible.

“We want people to know that we think their case still matters, we still care about them, we still want to bring them justice,” says Worthy.

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