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AB1517 Signed to Address CA's Rape Kit Backlog

September 30, 2014

Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed groundbreaking legislation aimed at eliminating California’s current backlog of untested rape kits and preventing the possibility of future backlogs. AB 1517, authored by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, and co-sponsored by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), brings justice to victims of sexual assault by ensuring that DNA evidence collected during sexual assault examinations is tested in a timely manner.

Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Combat Human Trafficking

September 29, 2014

On September 28, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1610 into law. This bill, authored by Assemblymember Rob Bonta, and sponsored by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley, provides for a conditional examination when a material witness is a victim of, or witness to, a felony prosecution involving human trafficking.

TJX Companies, Inc. to Pay $2,777,500 Settlement

September 16, 2014

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley, along with 34 other California District Attorneys and two City Attorneys, announced today that Monterey County Superior Court Judge Thomas W. Wills has ordered Massachusetts-based retailer The TJX Companies, Inc. to pay $2,777,500 million as part of a settlement of a civil environmental prosecution. The TJX Companies, Inc. operates throughout California as T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods brands.

Governor Signs DA Sponsored Human Trafficking Bill

September 2, 2014

On August 29, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 939, marking a significant advancement in the ability to prosecute human trafficking cases that cross jurisdictional lines. The legislation, co-sponsored by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and authored by Senator Marty Block, enables prosecutors to file multiple charges against a defendant who commits human trafficking-related offenses in multiple jurisdictions across the State of California.

Rape Kit Update Press Conference

August 12, 2014

Congressman Honda and Alameda County DA O'Malley Outline Success in Eliminating Rape Kit Backlog ~ Results seen at federal, local level ~

Oakland, CA. – Today, Congressman Mike Honda (D-San Jose) and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley discussed the accomplishments and ongoing efforts to eliminate the backlog of rape kits at a local and national level and to ensure that resources exist to prevent future backlogs.