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.

Titlesort descending Source Author(s) Post Date
#TestTheKits: Sacramento County works to clear rape kit backlog News 10 ABC Thom Jensen July 16, 2015
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (Arkansas Edition) THV11 Amy Geswein July 16, 2015
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (Michigan Edition) WZZM Lee VanAmeyde July 16, 2015
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (North Carolina edition) WCNC July 16, 2015
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (Ohio Edition) WKYC July 16, 2015
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (Washington Edition) KREM KREM Staff July 16, 2015
$1 million in federal grant money goes to WV for reducing backlog of untested rape kits December 11, 2015
$1.2 million awarded to test Delaware rape kits Delaware Online Brittany Horn September 10, 2015
$1.3M will help clear Flint backlog of untested sexual assault kits Ron Fonger December 15, 2015
$1.4 million grant allows untested sexual assault evidence kits to be tested WTVR Melissa Hipolit September 10, 2015
$100,000 donation to Detroit rape kits campaign pushes it over $1 million mark Crain's Detroit Business Natalie Broda May 5, 2015
$100K will help Wayne Co. clear up rape kits Detroit Free Press Tresa Baldas May 5, 2015
$1M granted to battle sexual assault in Duluth September 11, 2015
$2 Million Federal Grant to Help Cleveland Police Test Older Rape Kits, Support Victims Rachel Dissell October 5, 2017
$2 million to clear rape kit backlog cut from budget WMCTV 5 Nick Kenney April 10, 2014
$2 Million Won’t Be Budgeted For Rape Kit Testing In Tennessee WREG Memphis Ashley Crockett and Michele Reese April 10, 2014
$25000 donation helps push for rape kit testing Crain's Detroit Business February 8, 2015
$35 million to end rape kit backlog MSNBC Ronan Farrow November 14, 2014
$3M goes to task force investigating untested Detroit rape kits MLive Ian Thibodeau May 19, 2015
$4 million to help Wayne County deal with backlog in testing rape kits Michigan Radio Rick Pluta June 4, 2013
$41 Million for Rape-Kit Processing in Omnibus Spending Bill Nonprofit Quarterly Ruth McCambridge December 17, 2015
$41 million may go to help get rid of rape kit backlog WUSA9 Debra Alfarone February 17, 2015
$41 million to help reduce rape kit backlog SF Gate Henry K. Lee August 12, 2014
$75,000 in private donations collected for Detroit rape kit testing in three weeks MLive Gus Burns January 29, 2015
$78M Grant Announced to Eliminate, Reduce Untested Sexual Assault Kits Across the US My Champlain Valley Joe Gullo September 10, 2015


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