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
TEST400K Commends Governor Rauner for Signing HB369 Into Law Today PR Newswire August 5, 2015
State Crime Lab Submits Untested Rape Kits Data Arkansas Matters February 2, 2016
MSU Scholar Honored for Helping Rape Victims Michigan State University April 3, 2015
Ohio's AG: About 8,400 rape kits tested for DNA matches FOX 19 Now September 4, 2015
Hundreds of PA rape kits more than 1-year-old remain untested WPXI.com May 25, 2016
Detroit Prosecutor says $15 million needed to analyze 11,000 rape kits The Crime Report April 23, 2012
Cuyahoga County prosecutor wants help for rape DNA backlog The Independent December 13, 2014
At Issue: Rape Kit Testing KPIX TV June 2, 2017
Study: Detroit Multidisciplinary Teams Creates Protocols for Responding to Untested Sexual Assault Kits PR Newswire April 7, 2015
Thumbs down: Slow action on rape kits unfair to public The Herald-Dispatch September 21, 2016
After DNA test, man charged with 2001 rape of Valparaiso woman Post-Tribune July 18, 2014
KSP to receive $1.9 million grant to help with rape kit backlog WLKY.com September 10, 2015
Editorial: Let's hope Winter Haven's success is emulated The Ledger December 17, 2015
Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office to get funding for rape kit tests Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 11, 2015
AG: FUNDS SECURED TO HELP END RAPE KIT BACKLOG WTVQ May 19, 2016
Taos police account for untested evidence The Taos News November 1, 2015
Report: Rape kit backlog not malicious Times Daily June 18, 2014
Sexual Assault Advocate Speaks Out About Rape Kit Backlog WICS May 22, 2015
Ohio's AG: About 9,500 rape kits tested for DNA matches FOX 19 Now January 9, 2016
Oxnard Police Nab Suspect Wanted For April Sexual Assault CBS Los Angeles July 2, 2015
Virginia will outsource lab work for 2,000 untested rape kits in storage ABC 8 News September 11, 2015
Mayor calls Police Bureau's dismal history on handling of sex assault kits 'unacceptable' OregonLive.com September 15, 2015
Trial Begins for Early Morning Rapist WTAM1100 February 3, 2015
Law and Order' Star Testifies About Rape Kits, Sexual Violence to Congress NBC New York June 16, 2017
Attorney General DeWine Releases June Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update Attorney General Mike DeWine June 3, 2014

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