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
Struggle to Process Backlogged Rape Kits Continues Uprising with Sonali May 21, 2015
King County Council approves funding to address untested rape kits Kent Reporter September 15, 2015
Florida attorney general wants all rape kits tested News-Press September 9, 2015
Opinion: Virginia needs to provide funding to process untested rape kits Daily Press July 28, 2015
State must get caught up on rape kits Las Cruces Sun-News December 9, 2015
Our View: Survey of sexual assault kits a worthy endeavor The Daily Nonpareil March 9, 2017
MU DNA expert leads pilot project to expedite sexual assault kit exams Herald Dispatch December 26, 2015
State must pay for assault prosecution Bowling Green Daily News September 13, 2015
Grant awarded to test rape kits Turlock Journal September 17, 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
SAFER Act will help rape victims get justice they deserve The Hill January 1, 2013
Federal Grant Helps Montana Continue Work of Testing Sexual Assault Kits Public News Service October 9, 2017
Florida Senators support stepped-up efforts to test rape kits Jacksonville Business Journal January 26, 2016
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
Sorenson Forensics Assists in Testing Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Stockpile in Michigan Business Wire September 3, 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
Charges: Man Linked To 2003 St. Paul Sex Assault, Burglary Through DNA CBS Minnesota January 21, 2016
Rape Kit Backlog Report: MPD Adhered To Nationally Accepted Standards myFOXMemphis June 17, 2014
Donation supports Detroit rape kit backlog testing Hometown Life May 8, 2015
New bill to change statute of limitations for rape kit testing Our Quad Cities May 20, 2015
SF Misses Out On $2 Million In Grants To Clear Rape Kit Backlog CBS San Francisco June 5, 2015

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