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 ascending Source Author(s) Post Date
Worthy, UPS team up to track Detroit rape kits The Detroit News Charles E. Ramirez June 8, 2015
Worthy, ESPN's Hill compete in rape kit fundraiser The Detroit News Oralandar Brand-Williams October 15, 2015
Worthy to Speak on 'Enough SAID' Progress at Giving Hope Event Plymouth-Canton Patch Beth Dalbey October 2, 2015
Worthy says everyone should be worried about untested Detroit rape kits The Macomb Daily Jameson Cook May 15, 2014
Worthy pushes for more funding to prosecute rapists The Detroit News David Shepardson April 14, 2015
Worthy praises teamwork on rape kit processing progress Julie Brown September 16, 2014
Worthy lauds processing of thousands of rape kits The Detroit News Oralander Brand-Williams March 2, 2017
Worthy and UPS team up to track rape kits like online packages with new pilot program in Detroit WXYZ (ABC7) Heather Catallo November 4, 2014
Worthy 'proud' of progress on rape kits Hometown Life Darrell Clem October 8, 2015
Working to eradicate backlog of rape kits awaiting tests NewsWorks May 5, 2016
Working through a backlog of sexual assaults cases in New Orleans The Times-Picayune January 6, 2011
Work to end the rape kit backlog The Tampa Tribune Sarah Tofte August 30, 2013
Work To Clear Rape Evidence Kit Backlog Slowly Progressing Albuquerque Journal Maggie Shepard September 22, 2017
Work starts on righting wrong on untested rape kits Detroit Free Press Detroit Free Press Editorial Board April 10, 2015
Work group on untested rape kits meets for first time 13 News Now Laura Geller September 17, 2015
Work For Rape Victims Moves Forward KCSG Elizabeth Roberts April 17, 2014
Work continues to test Detroit rape kits found in 2009 Chron July 17, 2015
Work Continues to Get All Rape Kits in Idaho Tested US News & World Report Associated Press January 29, 2018
Women: Trump budget cuts could victimize us again Detroit Free Press Kristen Jordan Shamus April 1, 2017
Women, rape allegations, and the struggle to be believed Jarvis DeBerry May 21, 2015
Women's organization called on to help address the issue of rape WREG Memphis April Thompson March 9, 2015
Women sexually assaulted in the U.S. often forced to handle costs for testing, other medical treatment: study NY Daily News Reuters April 21, 2017
Women rally to raise $600K to solve rape kit crisis Detroit Free Press Rochelle Riley October 8, 2015
Women Deserve Better Than A Backlog of Over 400,000 Untested Rape Kits Ximena Ramirez March 1, 2015
Women claim race played a factor in rape kit testing Stephanie Scurlock September 12, 2014


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