The Backlog

News Archive

In this section, you can find an archive of information about the rape kit backlog, including news from across the country, investigative reports that have uncovered backlogs, op-eds from journalists and reformers, legislation and policy reports, government publications and more. Browse by date or by category below.

Title Source Author(s)sort descending Post Date
Testing rape kits offers solid results Chattanooga Times Free Press September 7, 2014
Kasich Praised For Signing Statute of Limitations For Rape Kit Testing WTAM 1100 July 17, 2015
20 States Receiving Grants to Process Backlog of Rape Evidence Public News Service September 14, 2015
500 Rape Kits Result in 1300 DNA "Hits" in Florida ABC7 WWSB December 28, 2017
Over 70,000 US rape kits haven't been tested AOL July 21, 2015
Law enforcement agencies reminded of deadline for backlogged rape kits The Columbus Dispatch September 28, 2015
Working through a backlog of sexual assaults cases in New Orleans The Times-Picayune January 6, 2011
Bill Introduced in the Senate to Allow Rapid DNA Testing to be Performed by Law Enforcement Officials Business Wire December 3, 2015
Rape-kit analysis reveals suspect in unsolved Provo case Herald Extra September 3, 2015
Virginia receives $1.4 million to test sexual assault evidence kits Progress Index September 11, 2015
Man sentenced to 100 years in 1985 Charlotte rape WCNC June 23, 2017
Ohio prosecutor to announce 500th indictment from rape kits Hometown Stations June 29, 2016
Moses Clark: Cleveland serial rapist gets life in prison after Sexual Assault Kits land DNA evidence News Net 5 June 30, 2015
Wayne County Offers $1M To Fund Investigators For Rape Kit Backlog CBS Detroit November 3, 2015
DNA of federal inmate connected to 2006 Lincoln rape Journal Star December 10, 2015
Just our questions about untested rape kits already prompting change USA Today July 16, 2015
Michigan agencies to get money for rape kit testing FOX 2 News September 11, 2015
Port Huron man convicted of two rapes in Detroit The Times Herald June 3, 2017
Backlogs: More Resources Needed to Test Evidence Kits Parkersburg News & Sentinel October 20, 2017
Florida addresses untested rape kits with new law WINK News October 28, 2016
Gov. Scott seeks funding to test rape-kit backlog Daytona Beach News-Journal November 19, 2015
State needs to address lag in DNA testing The Citizen-Times July 15, 2014
$25000 donation helps push for rape kit testing Crain's Detroit Business February 8, 2015
Justice Department Honors MSU Scholar For Changing National Response To Rape MSU Today April 21, 2015
More must be done to help victims of rape Courier-Post July 3, 2014


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