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
Bill Introduced to Reduce National Rape Kit Backlog 2News September 6, 2017
Leyva Bill Requiring Rape Kit Testing Passes Senate Public Safety Committee Loscerritos News April 4, 2018
Rape suspect arrested, charged 15 years after the alleged crime My FOX Memphis July 30, 2015
New laws aim to speed up processing of rape evidence CBS2 Denver May 15, 2013
Florida attorney general wants all rape kits tested News-Press September 9, 2015
Addressing the Rape Kit Backlog WOSU Public Media July 9, 2014
Assemblywoman Skinner says new law addresses rape kit backlog KTVU San Francisco October 1, 2014
California Attorney General's Office Awarded $1.6 Million Grant to Test Sexual Assault Evidence Kits Imperial Valley news September 14, 2015
State Auditor says report to be released on untested rape kits WKYT September 19, 2015
DNA Links Man To 2014 Bloomington Rape WBIW.com September 28, 2015
Tempe PD Ready to Have Backlog of Rape Kits Tested MSN.com January 29, 2016
Rape Kit Backlog Report: MPD Adhered To Nationally Accepted Standards myFOXMemphis June 17, 2014
1,400 Backlogged Sexual Assault Kits to be Tested in Tennessee WGNS Radio September 10, 2015
MU DNA expert leads pilot project to expedite sexual assault kit exams Herald Dispatch December 26, 2015
Donation supports Detroit rape kit backlog testing Hometown Life May 8, 2015
Federal Grant Helps Montana Continue Work of Testing Sexual Assault Kits Public News Service October 9, 2017
Eliminate statute of limitation on rape Pal-Item July 25, 2015
SAFER Act will help rape victims get justice they deserve The Hill January 1, 2013
Sorenson Forensics Assists in Testing Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Stockpile in Michigan Business Wire September 3, 2015
Understanding the case: Memphis' backlogged rape kits WMC Action News 5 September 18, 2014
Untested Rape Kits to be Counted KGAN 2 September 11, 2015
New York Lawmakers Vote For Funding Needed To Clear State’s Rape Kit Backlog CBS New York December 5, 2016
King County Council approves funding to address untested rape kits Kent Reporter September 15, 2015
New Law Prompts Rape Kit Review NWA Homepage September 24, 2015
Fundraising campaign aims to get remaining Detroit rape kits tested Click On Detroit October 6, 2015

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