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
State must pay for assault prosecution Bowling Green Daily News September 13, 2015
Charges: Man Linked To 2003 St. Paul Sex Assault, Burglary Through DNA CBS Minnesota January 21, 2016
Grant awarded to test rape kits Turlock Journal September 17, 2015
Struggle to Process Backlogged Rape Kits Continues Uprising with Sonali May 21, 2015
Attorney claims city withheld documents about rape kit backlog WMC Action News 5 November 13, 2015
Florida attorney general wants all rape kits tested News-Press September 9, 2015
Bill Introduced to Reduce National Rape Kit Backlog 2News September 6, 2017
Opinion: Virginia needs to provide funding to process untested rape kits Daily Press July 28, 2015
Leyva Bill Requiring Rape Kit Testing Passes Senate Public Safety Committee Loscerritos News April 4, 2018
Tempe PD Ready to Have Backlog of Rape Kits Tested MSN.com January 29, 2016
California Attorney General's Office Awarded $1.6 Million Grant to Test Sexual Assault Evidence Kits Imperial Valley news September 14, 2015
SAFER Act will help rape victims get justice they deserve The Hill January 1, 2013
State Auditor says report to be released on untested rape kits WKYT September 19, 2015
Addressing the Rape Kit Backlog WOSU Public Media July 9, 2014
DNA Links Man To 2014 Bloomington Rape WBIW.com September 28, 2015
Assemblywoman Skinner says new law addresses rape kit backlog KTVU San Francisco October 1, 2014
State must get caught up on rape kits Las Cruces Sun-News December 9, 2015
Rape suspect arrested, charged 15 years after the alleged crime My FOX Memphis July 30, 2015
1,400 Backlogged Sexual Assault Kits to be Tested in Tennessee WGNS Radio September 10, 2015
New York Lawmakers Vote For Funding Needed To Clear State’s Rape Kit Backlog CBS New York December 5, 2016
Rape Kit Backlog Report: MPD Adhered To Nationally Accepted Standards myFOXMemphis June 17, 2014
MU DNA expert leads pilot project to expedite sexual assault kit exams Herald Dispatch December 26, 2015
Sorenson Forensics Assists in Testing Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Stockpile in Michigan Business Wire September 3, 2015
Governor Signs Rape Kit Legislation Today ABC 13 News Now April 14, 2016
DNA Linked Suspect to Avon Running Trail Sex Assault Case: Cops NBC Connecticut August 3, 2015

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