SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — After being criticized in a CNN article late last year in the handling of rape kits and sexual assault cases, the Springfield Police Department wants to change things.
A month ago, leaders at the police department met with leaders of the ‘Me Too’ movement and they had one clear message — the website is outdated.
The Springfield Police Department rolled out a new victim’s resources website last week.
This website provides information to victims of domestic violence and sexual assaults, including community resources and a detailed description of the investigation process for cases of rape and domestic assault.
Also included on the website:
How to file a report, awareness tips, crime statistics, how to contact various police supervisors and more.
Police Chief Paul Williams says he hopes the new web page will help victims in Springfield feel more comfortable with the process and more willing to report.