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
KSP to receive $1.9 million grant to help with rape kit backlog WLKY.com September 10, 2015
State Crime Lab Submits Untested Rape Kits Data Arkansas Matters February 2, 2016
Rape Kit Backlog Delays Justice in Tumwater K5 News April 26, 2018
Serial rapists given lengthy prison sentences WKYC-TV December 22, 2014
Salt Lake City rape data goes online The Salt Lake City Tribune June 3, 2014
S.F. Police Chief Suhr makes right decision on rape-kit backlog SF Chronicle June 10, 2015
Vice President Biden Heads to New York City Thursday To Focus on Economy, Sexual Assault Cases ABC 7 Eyewitness News September 9, 2015
Thumbs down: Slow action on rape kits unfair to public The Herald-Dispatch September 21, 2016
AG: 1st case tied to rape kits left in warehouse leads to conviction Lansing State Journal April 17, 2016
At Issue: Rape Kit Testing KPIX TV June 2, 2017
MSU Scholar Honored for Helping Rape Victims Michigan State University April 3, 2015
Richardson: No more excuses when dealing with sexual assaults East Valley Tribune August 2, 2015
Editorial: Let's hope Winter Haven's success is emulated The Ledger December 17, 2015
Federal Grant Program to Help Reduce Backlog of Rape Kits Renewed NBC 29 News October 1, 2014
Virginia will outsource lab work for 2,000 untested rape kits in storage ABC 8 News September 11, 2015
Should state collect DNA on felony arrests? Courier Journal January 1, 2016
Mayor calls Police Bureau's dismal history on handling of sex assault kits 'unacceptable' OregonLive.com September 15, 2015
Arizona law enforcement revising stance on rape kits Arizona Daily Sun June 21, 2016
Oxnard Police Nab Suspect Wanted For April Sexual Assault CBS Los Angeles July 2, 2015
DNA testing of sexual assault kits tops 8,000 in Ohio WKYC August 5, 2015
San Francisco Police Make Progress On Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits CBS San Fransisco December 12, 2014
Man Facing Rape Charges in Daviess County WBIW.com August 19, 2015
Taos police account for untested evidence The Taos News November 1, 2015
Kym Worthy to speak at Giving Hope annual event Hometown Life September 4, 2015
Kentucky state senator wants rape kits tested within 90 days of submission WDRB September 25, 2015

Pages

keep up with backlog news

END THE BACKLOG is a JOYFUL HEART FOUNDATION initiative and a proud supporter of