We are happy to announce that we are part of a community project working with Rachel Dissell of The Plain Dealer. We are assisting in the collection of information from law enforcement agencies about the status of rape kits, also called sexual assault kits, in the state of Ohio. You can read more about the Ohio Rape Kit Survey Project here.
As of 2015, because of the work of Rachel Dissell, more than 100 rapists have been convicted.
A more recent estimate indicated that 600 suspects have been indicted.
Six hundred suspects is a staggering number. The potential exists for there to be many more indictments.
We have thus far focused our work at Chatham on unsolved murder cases and we will continue to do so, but Ohio Rape Kit Survey project has the very real potential of solving many unsolved and otherwise “cold” cases.
We are honored to be part of this project and plan to help in any way that we can.
Want to get involved in our work on campus? Contact us.