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
Prosecutor: 10,000 untested Detroit rape kits now processed Click On Detroit September 2, 2015
Duluth, Anoka Co. have most untested rape kits in Minnesota KTTC November 12, 2015
Letter: All Rape Kits Should Be Tested The Ledger July 21, 2015
Nevada to Get $5.6M to Clear Backlog of Untested Rape Kits KOLO 8 News 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
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
New law strengthens domestic, sexual violence response system Williston Oberver June 15, 2017
Let's Talk About It: 'Hundreds of thousands' of rape kits are sitting on shelves Ionia Sentinel-Standard January 9, 2017
Cornyn bill to fight nation-wide rape kit backlog passes Congress Your Houston News March 2, 2013
'Rape kit' evidence brought down 'Ether Man' Albuquerque Journal November 15, 2015
Attorney General DeWine Releases June Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update Huntington News June 7, 2015
700 rape kits waiting to be tested inn Amarillo MySanAntonio.com January 25, 2015
DNA links 13-year-old boy to second rape of a young girl WWLTV July 22, 2015
Connecticut gets $1.4M grant to process sex assault kits SF Gate September 11, 2015
City Leaders Unveil New Rape Kit Storage Facility Local Memphis December 9, 2015
More must be done to help victims of rape Courier-Post July 3, 2014
Rape kit testing helps indict former MPD officer in a 2000 rape WMC Action News 5 September 9, 2014
New website designed to support sex assault victims, keep tabs on kit testing KHON 2 June 23, 2017
Proposed tax on Wash. strip clubs would fund testing of rape kits KIRO 7 January 19, 2016
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
Thunder Bay hospital to upgrade sexual assault victim services CBCB News December 11, 2014
Editorial: Florida crime labs need more funding Herald-Tribune November 20, 2015

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