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    When 11,000 untested rape kits were discovered in Detroit in 2009, Michigan officials faced two major questions going forward: How to resolve the backlog, and how to keep new rape kits from meeting the same fate.

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  • Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy gets a hug from actress Mariska Hargitay during a news conference to discuss progress on the Detroit rape kit initiative at Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit on Monday, March 10, 2014. The star from NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" on Monday said her Joyful Heart Foundation stands with Worthy in her efforts to have thousands of backlogged rape kits tested. The foundation works with authorities on eliminating the testing backlog. Worthy's office says the Sexual Assault Kit Evidence Submission Act legislation is expected to be introduced this month in Lansing. It seeks more timely analysis and testing of evidence contained in rape kits and allows for input from victims. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Romain Blanquart)  DETROIT NEWS OUT;  NO SALES

    Actress Hargitay backs Detroit rape kit project

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  • An instructor teaches Detroit Public Schools parents skills to help their children in school. Wayne County. Mich., Prosecutor Kim Worthy says the system does not hold parents accountable for their children, and she suggests jailing them for up to three days for missing conferences. "I have seen that younger and younger children are committing more violent acts and we need to look at different approaches," Ms. Worthy says. (Associated Press)

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