Justice Depot Foundation
America's Warehouse of Resources
Child Abuse, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Stalking, Human Trafficking, Teen and Dating violence and Domestic Violence Related Murder, Suicide, Bullying and Animal Cruelty!
A Clearinghouse of Information for Prevention and for Victims
We are a 501(c)3 corporation.

Our Mission In Arizona

According to the Criss Connection the United States has the world’s highest rape rate of all countries that publish such data - 13 times higher than England and more than 20 times higher than Japan. 

You and I can help prevent sexual assault and domestic violence across the United States.

Here are some practical steps we can take to accomplish our mission in Arizona.

Let’s start with four steps! 

  1. Require the Arizona Department of Public Safety annual report, Crime In Arizona, to include domestic violence as a crime. 
  2. Assure that Arizona processes DNA Rape Kit evidence.
  3. Talk to each other to develop an effective strategy.
  4. Contribute time and money – any amount.

 Public Safety Annual Report:

Believe it or not, the antiquated annual report format provided to states by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reporting Section and the U. S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance do not include domestic violence as a crime.

The state of Missouri, with the help of the FBI and US Department of Justice, modified their annual report to include domestic violence.  See the difference at:

http://www.azdps.gov/About/Reports/docs/Crime_In_Arizona_Report_2011.pdf 
http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/SAC/pdf/2010CrimeInMO.pdf.  

DNA Rape Kit Evidence:

Estimates are that between 180,000 to 400,000 DNA Rape Kits have remained unprocessed nationwide, yet DNA technology can speedily link rapist to crimes.

Laura Strickler of CBS said on March 4, 2010, there are 4,100 rape kits in the Phoenix Police Department property and evidence storage facilities.

  1. Petition the Arizona Legislature to adopt the Illinois law passed in 2011 that requires processing of DNA Kits.

  2. Contribute to the expense of processing DNA Kits.  The cost ranges from $800 to $1,500 per kit. Contribute any amount!  Every dollar helps. 

We should consider the links between, rape, murder, and arson. According to www.importantlittlefacts.com, “The three often go hand in hand in hand. If there would no rapists in the world, there would be fewer murders and acts of arson. A rapist might kill the victim so she won’t talk, then commit arson to eliminate the forensic evidence of the rape and murder.  There would be fewer losses to people and property if rape kits were processed promptly.”

A study by David Lisak, University of Massachusetts, and Paul M. Miller, Brown University School of Medicine, show that repeat rapists averaged 5.8 rapes each. The 120 rapists in the study were responsible for 1,225 separate acts of interpersonal violence, including 483 acts of rape, battery, and child physical and sexual abuse.

1. Sign our petition to the Arizona Legislature to require including domestic violence crime statistics in the Arizona Department of Public Safety annual report. 

2. Sign our petition to the Arizona Legislature about passing a law requiring the processing of DNA Rape Kits.

3.  Contribute to our Process the DNA Rape Kits program.