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Del. AG Expresses Concerns About At-Home Sexual Assault Evidence Kits

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MILTON, Del. - The Me Too Kit is an at-home sexual assault evidence kit that some said will solve problems for survivors while others said it will create more problems. 

The Me Too Kit was founded by Madison Campbell. The kit is still in its early stages of development, but the New York-based company plans on selling the kits to college campuses and non-profit organizations.

Currently, the prototype kit contains a swab to collect DNA evidence and a tamper proof bag to put clothes in.

Campbell said the kit is designed to give sexual assault survivors the time to process the assault. 

"We're not saying survivors should forgo going to a hospital or forgo filing a police report, we're just saying that in the first 24, 48 hours after a sexual assault, it's a very hard decision to make," said Campbell. 

Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings said in a statement that she is "concerned that this business disrupts a continuum of care that connects survivors with free, professional medical and mental health evaluations and treatments" and that the kit could "undermine our ability to prosecute rape."

Jacqueline Sterbach is the founder and CEO of What Is Your Voice Inc., a non-profit organization that helps women subject to domestic violence. She said the at-home kit is a start, but not an end-all be-all solution. 

"Use your voice and tell someone, a safe person that knows how to take you through the protocol, to keep you safe, help take you through the trauma of it, so you can continue the journey of recovery," said Sterbach. 

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