Tina Orwall

Washington clears backlog of over 10,000 sexual assault testing kits

BY: - October 26, 2023

Over 10,000 backlogged sexual assault kits in Washington have been sent for testing, Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday. Ferguson’s announcement comes eight years after Rep. Tina Orwall, D-Des Moines, first introduced HB 1068, which was later signed into law and began efforts to eliminate the backlog by requiring all law enforcement to submit sexual […]

Washington lawmaker vows to fix law that’s failing to help victims of child sex trafficking

BY: - October 25, 2023

This article was first published by InvestigateWest. The lead legislator of Washington’s “Safe Harbor” law aimed at aiding child sex trafficking victims plans to introduce a bill addressing the law’s shortcomings. Stakeholders say a new bill with more funding is needed following an InvestigateWest report that uncovered the state’s failure to provide treatment options for […]