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Subject of upcoming HBO Documentary is inspired to create not-for-profit

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The mission of Natasha's Justice Project is to eliminate the nation's rape kit backlog crisis and empower survivors of sexual assault through education, advocacy and funding.

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West Sayville, New York - May 4, 2011 - The Staff and Board of Directors of Natasha's Justice Project are pleased to announce the launch of this distinctive charity. NJP strives to end the rape kit backlog and assist survivors of sexual assault through education, advocacy and funding.

The event will take place on May 24th, beginning at 6:30PM at the Milleridge Cottage, 585 North Broadway, Jericho, New York. In addition to the introduction of Natasha Alexenko, the not-for-profit's namesake and Suffolk County resident, guests will be treated to a preview of Emmy-award winning Director Lisa F Jackson's upcoming HBO documentary Sex Crimes Unit, in which Natasha's journey is featured. Attendees will enjoy food and drink, as well as raffles and silent auctions while contributing to a worthy cause.

"I am pleased to be the spokesperson of this worthwhile cause that strives to give much needed attention to this country's rape kit backlog crisis." said Natasha, "My own rape kit was literally almost thrown away and I am excited to give guests the opportunity to preview this exceptional film which makes the case for my advocacy."

"I am so proud to be a part of this life changing foundation. The chance to make a difference in future cases, like Natasha's, is so motivating. We have a tremendous amount of support for our goals, so much can happen". Said Melissa Griffiths, the Executive Director of Natasha's Justice Project.

Tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door. Guests may purchase tickets and make donations by visiting www.natashasjusticeproject.org. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For additional details, email info@natashasjusticeproject.org.