Bipartisan push to tighten child sex abuse laws
March 7Attorney General Josh Stein joined state lawmakers on Thursday to announce a bill proposing to expand mandatory reporting of child abuse laws and extend the statute of limitations. The proposal, known as the SAFE Child Act, also adds new limits on social media use by registered sex…
Attorney General Fights Robocalls
March 7Attorney General Josh Stein is leading a coalition of 54 attorneys general urging the U.S. Senate to enact the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, legislation to curb illegal robocalls and spoofing.
State’s AG fighting opioids
March 3North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein has been working to protect families and aggressively combat the opioid epidemic since he took office in 2017.
NC needs to clear backlog of untested sexual assault kits
March 3Testing sexual assault kits makes it possible to punish the guilty for their crimes. Furthermore, by ensuring the evidence from these kits becomes part of the national DNA database (also known as CODIS), we can discover crucial linkages to other crimes and identify serial offenders who victi…
Grant helps Winston-Salem police solve 29-year-old cold case
February 15New technology is helping the Winston-Salem Police Department crack down on sexual assault cases. With help from Attorney General Josh Stein and a $2 million grant, the WSPD sent off more than 280 assault kits to be tested.
N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein visits Stanly
February 15The opioid epidemic and consumer fraud are two subjects North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein discussed while attending two events in Stanly Thursday.
State Attorney General investigates more than 50 complaints against Apex dog trainer
February 15State Attorney General Josh Stein is investigating more than 50 complaints against a now-closed Apex dog trainer, who specialized in training animals for children with autism.
NC attorney general to rapists: ‘We are coming for you’
January 31State Attorney General Josh Stein unveiled a bipartisan bill Tuesday that he said would hold rapists accountable, reduce or eliminate the backlog of rape kits and create a new protocol for testing new rape kits.
NC AG Stein Calls For More Funding To Test Backlogged Rape Kits
January 31North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein is calling on the state Legislature to allocate $6 million to test backlogged sexual assault evidence collection kits.
Attorney General announces Survivor Act; $6 million to combat rape test kit backlog
January 30Stein, joined by bill sponsors Sen. Warren Daniel and Reps. Jamie Boles, Carson Smith (former Pender County sheriff), Mary Belk, and Billy Richardson, unveiled the legislative proposal. The legislation also provides $6 million in funding over the next two years to address the backlog.