Test400K is dedicated to empowering healthy and safe communities by ending violence against women and children. Our mission is to promote the systems change and resources needed to eliminate the immediate backlog of 400,000 untested rape kits across our nation – and the risk of future backlogs -- in order to ensure justice for sexual assault victims and to facilitate the swift identification and removal of dangerous sexual predators from our communities.
We are working to build a high impact, public/private network and results-driven advocacy strategy centered upon achieving greater public awareness of the issue and spurring the implementation of best practices policies, law enforcement protocols, clinical/forensic procedures and deployment of advanced technologies that ensure justice and accountability for rape victims throughout every phase of the criminal justice system.
Test400K was founded in March 2013 by Chicago-based Lifeway Foods Inc. CEO and former rape crisis counselor, Julie Smolyansky, and jewelry designer Jason Burdeen. Since then, they have joined the Rape Kit Action Project (RKAP) and have formed partnerships with leading advocacy organizations in Illinois and across the nation, including Natasha’s Justice Project and the Joyful Heart Foundation, in their fight to eliminate the backlog across the country and spur long-term policy solutions.
Learn more at www.test400k.org*