Session

Prevent Tomorrow’s Victim

Wednesday November 2nd, 2022 // 2:40 pm - 3:10 pm // Woodrow Wilson Ballroom

Speakers

Ashley Spence

Founder, DNA Justice Project

Ashley Spence is an inspirational speaker, victim advocate and founder of the DNA Justice Project. At 19 years old, she was the victim of a brutal home invasion rape that nearly took her life. It was through DNA that her perpetrator was caught and is now serving nearly 138 years in prison.

She focuses her efforts on educating others on the power of DNA to create policy change that can provide justice, prevent crimes and exonerate the innocent. Ashley has worked globally to spark conversations on how to come together to put an end to sexual violence and tackle the worldwide sexual assault kit backlog crisis. She believes that every survivor has an important story to be told and a courageous voice to be heard.

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