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
Let's Talk About It: 'Hundreds of thousands' of rape kits are sitting on shelves Ionia Sentinel-Standard January 9, 2017
Nevada to Get $5.6M to Clear Backlog of Untested Rape Kits KOLO 8 News September 11, 2015
Attorney General DeWine Releases June Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update Huntington News June 7, 2015
Editorial: Support Bondi's quest to resolve rape cases The Ledger September 16, 2015
Utah to hire private lab to process rape kits Chron June 19, 2014
Police: DNA links man to 2 Baltimore rapes WBALTV October 6, 2015
Pair Arrested in 2008 Sexual Assault Case CBS DFW January 7, 2016
Victims' Group: SD Rape Kit Testing Law a Mixed Bag Public News Service April 20, 2016
Michigan, Michigan State alumni use rivalry to fundraise for rape kit testing Click On Detroit October 12, 2015
Duluth, Anoka Co. have most untested rape kits in Minnesota KTTC November 12, 2015
Connecticut gets $1.4M grant to process sex assault kits SF Gate September 11, 2015
$79 million to end rape kit backlog FOX News September 12, 2015
Bill Seeks Timely Testing Of Rape Kits CBS Miami September 17, 2015
Legislation to speed up sexual assault kit testing passed in Ohio Senate WFMJ June 5, 2014
700 rape kits waiting to be tested inn Amarillo MySanAntonio.com January 25, 2015
DNA Found in Midland Helps Identify Rape Suspect in Charlotte Your Basin July 17, 2017
Cornyn bill to fight nation-wide rape kit backlog passes Congress Your Houston News March 2, 2013
Dallas Police Start To Tackle Backlog Of More Than 4,000 Rape Kits Justice News Flash August 7, 2015
Police get new lead in 25-year-old murder WTVA August 21, 2015
Neuman to introduce bill to improve rape kit testing Observer-Reporter December 20, 2016
'Rape kit' evidence brought down 'Ether Man' Albuquerque Journal November 15, 2015
Alaska crime lab cutting down backlog of rape kits The Daily Progress February 3, 2017
City Leaders Unveil New Rape Kit Storage Facility Local Memphis December 9, 2015
Thunder Bay hospital to upgrade sexual assault victim services CBCB News December 11, 2014
Letter: All Rape Kits Should Be Tested The Ledger July 21, 2015

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