Established by the State Legislature in 1988, the Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program offers financial support to innocent victims of violent crimes and encourages greater victim participation in the criminal justice process. For more information, please visit: http://crimevictimscomp.ga.gov/
What is a Sexual Assault Kit or Rape Kit?
A rape kit is a package of materials used to collect samples (evidence) from the victim's or suspect's body by a medical professional, often a medical-forensic examiner, such as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). The type of evidence collected depends on what occurred during the assault. The contents of a rape kit vary by jurisdiction, but generally include swabs and collection envelopes for biological materials, debris, and underwear.
Source: National Best Practices for Sexual Assault Kits: A Multidisciplinary Approach