The Police Foundation is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting innovation and improvement in policing through its research, technical assistance, and communication programs. Established in 1970, the foundation has conducted seminal research in police behavior, policy, and procedure, and works to transfer to local agencies the best new information about practices for dealing effectively with a range of important police operational and administrative concerns.
The National Center for Victims of Crime is the leading broad-based victims’ advocacy group in the nation, and has a long history of working to provide justice to victims of sexual assault. Over the past 13 years, the National Center has worked to eliminate the rape kit backlog, provided training and technical assistance to victim service professionals about working with victims in cold cases, organized trainings and Webinars about forensic DNA and the role of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, and many other related topics.
The Joyful Heart Foundation is a leading advocacy organizations working toward nationwide rape kit reform and ending the untested rape kit backlog. Its mission is to heal, educate, and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. The Foundation has raised over $15 million to support its programs that have served more than 15,000 individuals.
Without the generous support of The Communities Foundation of Texas, which funded the Texas Sexual Assault Kit Evaluation Project, this project would not have been possible. CFT stimulates creative solutions to key challenges in their community; thoughtfully and effectively supports their diverse donors and grantees by providing exemplary service and by demonstrating accountability; and improves lives through an unwavering commitment to lasting impact.